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In California’s metro areas -- huge populations, a housing crisis and sprawling infrastructure -- how would we plan to recover from a massive earthquake?
A special report from the L.A. Times.

By doing whatever we can before a disastrous earthquake, the easier it will be to recover as best we can, writes L.A. Times quake reporter @ronlin.

First, know how to protect yourself in the seconds when a big earthquake hits.

To understand how different powerful earthquake scenarios might affect you, search your address in this map.

If you live in L.A. County, there’s the ShakeAlertLA early earthquake warning app. It’s been reworked following the Ridgecrest quakes.

How safe is your building in an earthquake? Here’s how to find out.

And here’s a guide to overall earthquake preparedness before and during a big shake.

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