The recent (though comparatively not severe) earthquake in Touhoku is a wakeup call for disaster preparedness here in Ishikawa. Here’s a quick roundup of earthquake and emergency posts and helpful websites.
Your CO should have provided you with a map to the nearest evacuation center. If you have not received this, take this as a good chance to ask.
News and Info in English
72hours.org Emergency Kit planning site is a good resource if you have not yet assembled an emergency kit in your apartment.
If you do not already have an emergency kit made, please do so. Ishikawa is relatively disaster-free as far as Japan goes, but it never hurts to be ready.