I jumped out of bed early this morning at 01:30 as the cabin violently swung from side-to-side in what was the biggest earthquake I had ever felt. Running down the spiral stairs, I gathered up under one arm all of the clothes that I had laid on the back of the couch next to the front door but then the tremors stopped.
Was I prepared? Somewhat. Sure, I would be warm enough with those clothes, even on a January day in Alaska, and, luckily, I had extra supplies stored in the sheds for just such an emergency. But I realized that I had very limited food that did not require heating or more preparation than I would have been able to undertake had the cabin collapsed.
How prepared were you? Please see this earthquake preparedness document and leave me a comment below. I would love to know how you think you would have done in such a situation.