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DROP! COVER! HOLD ON! An earthquake is the sudden, rapid shaking of the earth, caused by the breaking and shifting of underground rock. Earthquakes can cause buildings to collapse and cause heavy items to fall, resulting in injuries and property damage. Earthquakes can: · Happen anywhere – though California is considered a higher risk area · Cause fires and damage roads; and · Cause tsunamis, landslides, and avalanches. The 2003 San Simeon earthquake struck at 11:15 PST on December 22 on the Central Coast of California , about 7 miles (11 km) northeast of San Simeon . Probably centered in the Oceanic fault zone within the Santa Lucia Mountains , it was caused by thrust faulting and the rupture propagated southeast from the hypocenter for 12 miles (19 km) ( wikipedia.org ,n.d). The following information is from Slocity.org : Preparing yourself and your home is essential. A good starting point for all disaster preparedness is to make sure you are prepared for 72 hours of self-survival. In other words, do you have enough food,
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