An image of the catastrophic reality of the force that comes with earthquakes. This photo, from the October 2005, Kashmir Earthquake, shows a building toppled completely to its side and the tragic rescue efforts that ensued.
72 hour kits - the BEST article I've ever read on how to put a real serious emergency kit together!! Forget the pre-made ones or most of the lists you see online, THIS is the only list you need. (Keep in mind If an emergency is serious enough to warrant an evacuation, it's most likely going to last a lot longer then 72 hours).
1964 Great Alaskan earthquake, also known as the Good Friday Earthquake, was a megathrust earthquake that began at 5:36 P.M. AST on Good Friday, March 27, 1964. Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing buildings, and tsunamis resulting in about 131 deaths.
The Earth might have a more turbulent past—and hence a more turbulent future—than we thought. Dr. Susan Hough of the US Geological Survey argues that hidden throughout history are a glut of giant earthquakes that either went unrecorded or have been underestimated. The upshot being that the risk of future "big one" quakes is likely higher than we've been assuming.