There but for the grace of God goes each of us.
I live in Northwest California. It’s a glorious place to live but it is located along one of the most active geologic fault zones in the world. It’s hard not to think about earthquakes here; I’ve been through several. Yet never have I had to experience the horror and carnage of what the people across the Pacific are experiencing. It has really affected me because it could so easily happen here. I collected a series of images from the web that all share my sentiment.
These are not my images and I am sorry I cannot give credit to each as I don’t know from where they came, but I wanted to do something beyond donating money. Below are some places where you can donate. Following that is how to prepare for emergency.