This article is from the Baby Proofing FAQ, by Sandra Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
From: Paul Griffiths, Pyramid Technologies, Mt. View, California.
During the last "big" quake, I found almost all my components toppled
or fell from their stands, off my computer desk etc. (Read: my house looked
as if it had been turn upside down) There was quite a bit of damage.
To prevent anything like this from happening again, I bought a few reels
of industrial weight velcro and placed it all over my house, mating tv to
stand, computer to desk etc...
It hadn't occured to me, until after I read this message, that I
might also have just childproofed my house, for my daughter, who though still
very young and not so mobile, manages to generate at least a 7.0, in our
house. :) I could round up the name of the company that supplies this stuff,
if you're interested.