The Great Washington Shakeout is an annual event to draw attention to earthquake preparedness. While it took place on Thursday, October 21st, this year, the webpage is full of useful information, tips and hints for being as ready as one can be for such an event.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) real-time map of earthquakes reinforces our need to be prepared, come what may (and we all know we're vulnerable here in the County).,-132.89063&extent=53.06763,-57.12891