Earthquakes are a fact of life in the Pacific Northwest. The science of understanding quakes is relatively new, and there's still a lot we don't know about the seismic geology of the islands.
What we do know is this: big quakes have happened here before, and they will again. Getting prepared doesn't need to be difficult.
As in every disaster the key is to have the ability to be self-sufficient for at least 7 days, ideally longer.
What to do Before, During, and After an Earthquake
Retrofitting Your Home for Earthquakes
Checklist for Workplaces