Earthquake Preparedness

You never know when an earthquake might strike. Being prepared can lower your family’s risk of injury, death, or loss of property in the event that you literally start shaking in your boots.

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Earthquake Facts

In the past decade alone, there have been more than 267,000 earthquake-related deaths worldwide.

On average, there are 90 earthquakes per year in the US, scattered all over the country.

Earthquake high-risk areas include Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington State, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and The Mississippi Valley.

How to Prepare for an Earthquake

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What Not to Do During an Earthquake

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to what to do during an earthquake, such as:

Don’t Stand in a Doorway

Most doorways are no stronger than the rest of the house.

Don’t Move

Don’t go outside and don’t move between rooms.

Don’t Trust the “Triangle of Life”

This a misguided earthquake tip based on construction practices outside the US.