Your past experience in earthquakes may give you a false sense of safety; you didn't do anything, or you ran outside, yet you survived with no injuries. Step 5 of the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety describes what to do in various situations, no matter where you are when you feel earthquake shaking. DO NOT stand in a doorway: An enduring earthquake image of California is a collapsed adobe home with the door frame as the only standing part. California residents in the Napa area got a rude awakening early this morning when an earthquake of roughly magnitude 6.0 shook the valley. Welcome to the Scientific American Blog Network, a forum for a diverse and independent set of voices to share news and opinions and discuss issues related to science. During Earthquake Preparedness Month in April, PG&E reminds customers how important it is to be ready to help reduce the possibility of injuries and damage to property that may occur during a quake. So it is best to drop before the earthquake drops you, and find nearby shelter or use your arms and hands to protect your head and neck. After the quake, PG&E initiated its emergency plans to restore power to all impacted customers in about 26 hours and to quickly assess the safety of the gas system. Contact PG&E or another qualified professional to restore gas service to your home and check for gas leaks. Folks ARE PACKING IN THESE BAGS FOR SURVIVAL: Oh sorry, I guess for 20 years and I personal air.


About ReneeI'm a broker associate & Luxury Collection Specialist with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties in Corona del Mar and Newport Beach, CA. The 6.0 Napa earthquake last August was a wake-up call for many California families and businesses to take earthquake plans seriously. PG&E and its customers have benefitted from major advancements in infrastructure, technology and preparedness to make its systems and the communities it serves more resilient to earthquakes. Have emergency supplies on hand such as a portable radio and flashlights with fresh batteries, bottled water, a first aid kit, blankets, food, alternative cooking fuel, a minimum two week supply of needed medications, and extra pipe or crescent-type wrenches for turning off gas and water mains if necessary. Use this checklist to make sure you and your family are safe and prepared for an earthquake. The effort on earthquake proofing your how could the cancer of destruction and insanity that is tearing have.
Building collapse is less of a danger: While images of collapsed structures in earthquakes around the world are frightening and get the most attention from the media, most buildings do not collapse at all, and few completely collapse. For example, the recommendation to get out of your car during an earthquake and lie down next to it assumes that there is always an elevated freeway above you that will fall and crush your car. We test our systems, procedures and people regularly to make sure we’re ready to respond to natural disasters immediately, and we encourage our customers to develop and test their emergency response plans as well,” said Barry Anderson vice president of emergency preparedness and operations for PG&E.
There's no way to predict them, and even in an area as earthquake-prone and heavily monitored as California, there are at best a few seconds' warning before the shaking starts.


Make sure children, childcare providers and other family members know your safety procedures.
Based on years of research about how people are injured or killed during earthquakes, and the experiences of U.S.
If you are in a mountainous area or near unstable slopes or cliffs, be alert for falling rocks and other debris. By planning and practicing what to do, you can condition yourself and your family to react appropriately when an earthquake or other emergency occurs.
Call to report life-threatening emergencies, but otherwise, try to keep the lines clear for those who need them most.
Always store flammable liquids safely away from ignition sources like water heaters, furnaces or stoves.
Watch for damaged infrastructure that could hurt you: downed power lines, broken gas lines, etc. I should have that up for you a bit later today.Stay safe, my friends in seismically-exciting locations!



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