8 Earthquake Reaction Fails to Inspire Your Future Survival

After one of the busiest geologically active months on record, people across the country are freaking out about earthquakes. The back to back tremblors that struck Ridgecrest, California, on July 4 and 5, respectively, topped out at an unruly magnitude of 7.1, damaging homes and businesses, and ripping the earth apart like day-old bread.

Luckily, no one was killed during the tremors, but with over 1,000 quakes shaking California faultlines this summer, everyone is wondering if the “big one” is just around the corner. In the spirit of survival (and downplaying Mother Nature’s vengeance), we revisit the best practices to keep you safe next time you find yourself caught in a massive earthquake.

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