Planning critical in earthquake country


The massive earthquake in Mexico has many in Kern County thinking about ways to prepare for when the big one hits.

Dr. William Krugh, assistant professor of geology, said the probability of having a large earthquake in California is high.

"We have had big ones in the past, and we want to be prepared for that in the future," said Krugh.

Experts say planning can be critical to survival.

A common misconception people have during a quake is thinking its safe to run outside, but that can be a deadly mistake.

It is best to wait indoors and locate a sturdy object to hide under.

Make sure you are well stocked with at least a three-day supply of water and nonperishable foods.

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