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Learn what you can do to prepare for an earthquake… before, during, and after.

USGS Resources

  • Earthquake Preparedness Publications Online (FEMA)

    What to do before, during, and after an earthquake

  • Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety

    The Earthquake Country Alliance has worked with experts in earthquake science, preparedness, and mitigation to develop this step-by-step guide for staying safe before, during, and after an earthquake

  • Great Shakeout Earthquake Drills

    Great ShakeOut earthquake drills help people in homes, schools, and organizations practice how to be safe during big earthquakes, and provide an opportunity for everyone to improve their overall preparedness. Find out when the next drill in your state is happening and register to participate.

  • SAFRR (Science Application for Risk Reduction)

    SAFRR was created to innovate the application of hazard science for the safety, security, and economic well-being of the nation. SAFRR projects unite a broad range of disciplines to engage basic and applied researchers, expand capabilities through partnerships, and share knowledge among researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, and the public.

  • Earthquake Early Warning

    Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) uses existing seismic networks to detect earthquakes rapidly and send a warning ahead of destructive seismic waves.

  • The HayWired Scenario: An Urban Earthquake in a Connected World

    An ArcGIS geo-narrative storymap with compelling images showing the effects and consequences possible in the next large earthquake on the Hayward Fault in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Preparedness Information and Response Agencies