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The Association of Bay Area Governments estimates 370,373
Bay Area people will become homeless after a magnitude 7.3 Hayward fault earthquake

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists estimate there is a 70% probability of a magnitude 6.7 or greater Bay Area earthquake between 2000 and 2030

1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in Santa Cruz was magnitude 6.9

1906 San Francisco earthquake was magnitude 7.8


EQ Box contents

EQ Box Contents

See FAQ About EQ Box for description of container.

5 gallon bucket
toilet seat for 5 gal bucket
plastic bags for 5 gal bucket

wrecking bar
gas/water shut off tool
fire extinguisher
first aid kit
work gloves, small
work gloves, large
dust masks
staple gun and staples
plastic sheeting
duct tape
box cutter
garbage/debris bags, large

water containers
chlorine bleach
eye dropper

flashlight and batteries
radio and batteries

soap, body/shampoo/dishes
cotton bath towels
personal wipes
facial tissue
toilet paper
Mylar emergency blankets
rain ponchos

can opener
cooking utensil & sauce pan
small stove & solid fuel tablets
paper towels
aluminum foil

paper plates
plastic forks
plastic knives
plastic spoons

pad & pencil
20 quarters for pay telephones

food, See Options & Prices
VSOP brandy in extended option

tarp, small
tarp, large
nylon rope

plastic crates to organize contents

weatherproof padlock for container

Additional items provided for use inside the house:
     earthquake picture hooks


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