So, Haiti 7.0, 2-300,000 dead and a country living in tents. Chile 8.8, and we don’t know the extent yet of the damage. (In comparison the by-disaster-standards very modest Northridge quake was 6.7.)
I live in California, on the coast, on the fault lines. I’m (finally) looking up all that Earthquake Preparedness advice right now this very minute and later, I’m going shopping…although…extra shoes and bottles of water don’t really respond to that whole dropping off into the ocean thing.