In the aftermath of the recent devastating and deadly earthquake in Turkey and Syria, fresh attention is given to earthquake preparedness in our own nation. Earthquakes come with little to no warning. Most of Molossia and its exclaves sit on various earthquake faults, including the Carson Lineament Fault, which runs along the foothills less than a kilometer north of the Molossian Home Territory. Because of the heavy seismic activity in the Nevada and California areas the potential for an earthquake throughout most of Molossia is high. Small earthquakes frequently shake our tiny nation and the possibility of a large one is certainly there. Earthquakes cannot be prevented, of course, but their inevitability can be prepared for. Some examples of preparedness include:
Assemble an emergency preparedness kit and create a household evacuation plan that includes your pets. Talk about earthquakes with your family so that everyone knows what to do in case of an earthquake. Discussing ahead of time helps reduce fear, particularly for younger children.
When the earthquake happens, if indoors:
Drop, cover and hold on! Move to a safe location in the room such as under a strong desk, a strong table, or along an interior wall. Stay away from windows and doorways. Do not rush to exits.
Move to an open area where falling objects are unlikely to strike you. Move away from buildings, powerlines and trees.
After the Earthquake:
Check for injuries, check for damage. Be aware of gas leaks and downed electrical wires, and avoid them.
Give whatever assistance you can to injured or disabled people.
Be earthquake prepared and be earthquake safe!
Earthquake Faults Near Molossia
Earthquake Damage in Eastern Nevada, 2008