Earthquake preparation I live on the pacific coast.... British Columbia Canada... The big ones gonna hit sooner or later (earthquake), I'm expecting a 9.5 to an 11 on the rictor scale, lol. I bet we'll get a 6-7 on ricter scale first, than after 45 seconds to 10 minutes, we'll get hit by a 10.5! hehe, just watch it, you've been warned, so be prepared for that aftershock. Anyways, I'm just brainstorming best places to cover if we get the following scenarios: Being at home << not work or school! Having a 30 second warning by animals, having a 2 minute warning, having a 1 hour warning, having a 2 second warning. and imagine the worst possible earthquake, like 10 on rictor scale. -------------------------------------- They say doorways and tables, but I say this is totally misleading. Your house will fall, and the legs of the table Will give away, if not by the house collapsing, than atleast by telephone poles and trees!!! You try to run outside, depending on trees, power pole, power lines, chances are you'll probably be hit, and also take into the account, things don't fall directly downwards, they will fall at an angle! Question1: Where's the best place for cover? 1) Table (4 legged straight table) 2) flipping a couch (PRISM or rectangular in a way) 3) Doorway (No WAY! rofl, the house will collapse!) 4) Other ideas here? Well appreciated. Consider the house collapsing and telephone poles/lines and trees falling on you! Best thought I have had is the prism shaped couch... One can have something built, but chances to get to this when having a 2 second warning is very unlikely. Best things to have during an earthquake is probably 2 things... or 3 things. 1) Water to last through hours/days in holding to hope. 2) Fresh air to breath, either from an oxygen tank, or some kind of whole drilled upwards with a tube for air. 3) Room to move around, do stretches, go to the washroom hehe. 4) notification device that let people know where you are and that you are still alive. In detail, what's the best device here? Think globally, not locally, for they might have gone down too the local people. Try to keep ontopic and contribute to the title, not to other peoples post. Basic earthquake safety and preparation.