I got woken up this morning at 5.25 am, by slamming window shutters, which is normal in heavy wind, Still half sleeping I realized heavy wind could not be responsible for slamming wardrobe doors, a shaking bed, and the rattling of pots and glasses in the kitchen. Earthquake! My wife had woken up to, and held on to me in a fright. We never experienced an earthquake like this before. It was bloody scary. The whole building was shaking. Heck everything was shaking. A 6.4 magnitude quake had hit the Mediterranean Alboran Sea, at 140 Km from the coast where I live, and the temblors where felt all over the Costa del Sol. Besides being shocked, thank god no real damage happened, but it made me rethink the gear I have close at hand for cases like this. I got my cell phone, a flashlight and a large folder, on my nightstand, and a fixed blade in the drawer. However, if the building, or pieces of the building where to have come down while we where still in bed, I would not have had any heavy duty tools to leverage concrete if needed. I would probably not be able to get to the garage storage for a crowbar. I suppose my cell phone would be my best tool for getting help from emergency services. Hence my question: Do any of you live in earthquake prone areas, and what would you advise I need to have withing reach just in case? Maybe an axe? Maybe a FAK more close by? A whistle for getting attention? Let's hope I will never need it, but ALL advice is welcome.