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Monday, March 25, 2013

Though most Oregonians are ill prepared for an impending earthquake, some are stocking up on emergency supplies.

There is up to a 40% chance that a magnitude 8 or above earthquake will strike off the coast of Oregon within the next 50 years, according to a study released by Oregon State University. The 2011 Japanese earthquake was a magnitude 9.

Michael Knight owns the Portland Preparedness Center. His store sells supplies for emergencies. Knight's most basic survival tip is to follow the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Red Cross' recommendation and have essentials to keep you alive for a minimum of 72 hours. The center sells "72-hour bags," which Knight says are designed to get you home after disaster strikes, the bags range from $40-$239.

Read more at USA Today.

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