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Last updated 5/6/2021 at 7:04am

Kevin Galvin

Damage from the 2001 Nisqually quake in Pioneer Square.

Editor's note: If you're like us, you've been reading earthquake preparedness stories your whole life. So why read this one? Two reasons: Indonesia in 2004, and Japan in 2011. Both occurred on subduction zones. We have the Cascadia Subduction Zone off our coast that's overdue to unleash a 9.0 monster.

The steps here, provided by the City of Edmonds, are simple and simply essential for those of us living in earthquake zones. Complete them all, and you are a step ahead of your neighbor.

Before the next big earthquake (or any other emergency) in our area, do whatever you can to get prepared...

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