|English: Earthquake damage Close-up of the damaged chimney stack at 26 Ashcroft Road http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/708670 after the earthquake of 27th February 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
An article in the San Francisco Chronicle notes that chimney failure is the most common damage in an earthquake. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Chimney-failure-most-common-damage-in-an-5722587.php
Many chimneys failed in the Napa earthquake, including one that collapsed on a teen age boy.
So get your chimneys checked out and get ready, Long Beach.