Everyone finds earthquakes unsettling. It is not only the damage that they
do. You expect the ground to be something you can count on to be steady as
a rock, and as reliable as the rising sun. It causes everyone a lot of
anxiety when it moves.
Young children are especially upset by earthquakes. They may not want to
go back into your house after one, especially if you are having aftershocks.
If the weather is good, they will want to sleep outside. A tent to camp
out in the backyard is a good emergency supply for a earthquake mini prepper.
There are some other specific needs for earthquakes. Here are a few of
Strap tall furniture to your walls so it doesn't fall on
Turn off the gas to your home after a big earthquake until
you know the gas lines are safe.
Put a foldable bicycle in your trunk so you can get home if
the roads become impassable.
All of your emergency equipment should see you through possible food and water
shortages, warmth, lighting, communication and hygiene needs.
If you home is damaged, you can grab your bug out kit and leave.
Note: Be aware that most insurance policies do not cover earthquake
damage. You can buy it, but it is costly, and the deductible is usually
very high. Typically the deductible is around 10%. If your home is
worth $200,000, you would have to have over $20,000 worth of damage before you
could receive any compensation for damages.