Earthquake Preparedness

Estimate what EQ of what size are likely to occur (geology)Given the EQ size we then estimate what the shaking will be (seismology)Given the shaking estimate the response of different types of buildings (EQ engineering).
Fire extinguisherAdequate supplies of medications that you or family members are takingCrescent and pipe wrenches to turn off gas and water suppliesFirst-aid kit and handbookFlashlights with extra bulbs and batt
 If you are INDOORS--STAY THERE! (Get under a desk or table and hang on to it, or move into a hallway or get against an inside wall. STAY CLEAR of windows, fireplaces, and heavy furniture or appliances.
DO NOT turn on the gas again if you turned it off; let the gas company do itDO NOT use matches, lighters, camp stoves or barbecues, electrical equipment, appliances UNTIL you are sure there are no gas leaks.
WEAR STURDY SHOESto avoid injury from broken glass and debris. Expect aftershocksCHECK FOR INJURIES
The contents of your home may be damaged and can be dangerous:
1) Severe earthquakes have occurred in the East: 
The Great Southern California ShakeOut earthquake drill is based on a magnitude 7.8 scenario earthquake on the San Andreas fault in southern California.