What can we expect in the aftermath of a major earthquake in California? After a major earthquake (Magnitude 7.0-8.0+), there will be chaos and disruption. Read on to get some answers before the next “Big One” hits.
We’ve peered into the terror of the most dangerous places to be during a major earthquake, but for most of us who live in earthquake country, the opposite question is much more relevant.
“Where is the safest place to be during a major earthquake?”
A bit of planning now can pay off when the next major earthquake hits California. A few small steps can help make an earthquake less of a disaster.
Californians live with the threat of earthquakes every day. Most people are aware that a large earthquake, especially along the San Andreas fault, is inevitable. Yet, financially we’re woefully underprepared. Did you know that less than 10%* of Californians have earthquake insurance? Why is that?
When earthquake shaking hits your home, do you run for the door frame, or run outside the building, or find the triangle of life? Hopefully not because these are all proven myths. Instead, just remember: Drop, Cover, and Hold on.