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What Do You Know About Earthquakes?

The ground shakes, right? What else is there to know about an earthquake? Plenty.  In elementary school I learned about the ring of fire, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, basically the notion that the crust of the Earth shifts and moves and if you live along the Pacific Ocean you’re in earthquake country. Thing is, there are different kinds of earthquakes, and as I mentioned recently to my cousin from the Bay Area, the Cascade Subduction Zone is nothing like the San Andreas fault. The Northridge Quake in California was magnitude 6.7,…

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A Little Less Conversation A Little More Action, Please

Resiliency and Emergency Preparedness starts with a conversation about  two questions: Can you survive, with no help, for TWO to THREE WEEKS on your own? (No grocery stores, gas stations, electricity, water or other utilities – can you live and function for 2-3 weeks after a mega 9.0 earthquake that experts say will, not may, happen?) In an emergency of any kind, do you know how to find, communicate with, and reunite with your loved ones if there are no cell phones, or internet available? I get a lot of stuff in my…

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