My dad is a geologist and a seismologist and he has been studying earthquakes for many years. He has told my brother and I about the dangers of them many times and he has really scared us with all of the scientific facts that he knows about earthquakes and when they are expected to strike again. It just so happens they are a real threat where my brother and I live.
My brother and I moved out to the Seattle area after growing up in the Midwest. We moved after college and since we spent a lot of our life living in Iowa, we didn’t know much about earthquakes or about earthquake preparedness. There isn’t much of a threat for earthquakes in Iowa, it was more about being prepared for tornadoes.
Now that my brother and I live in the Seattle area and we know that the next big earthquake may strike during our lifetime according to science, being prepared is key. I have been really stressed out about earthquakes since I moved here and am always thinking about where I will go and what will happen if one does happen. Luckily, with a good earthquake survival kit, I can feel much more prepared and have much greater peace of mind going about my tasks every day.