While California might be better prepared than China, with its building codes and emergency response resources, that shouldn’t let anyone off the hook. Individuals and their families must be prepared. An earthquake equal to or greater than the 1994 Northridge quake is nothing to trifle with.
Concern over quakes isn’t limited to California though. With April’s 5.2 tremor in Eastern Illinois, those in the nation’s mid section are once again aware of the potential damage and dangers from a big quake in the New Madrid area.
Some government officials are now recommending having more than the standard three days worth of emergency supplies. Being ready for two weeks without electricity and water would be best. Have lighting that doesn’t depend solely on batteries. You can find companies offering 72-hour kits and other essential supplies for earthquake preparedness when you go here.
You can’t see an earthquake coming like you can see storms or tornadoes. Why take chances? Be prepared.