Learn what you can do to prepare for an earthquake… before, during, and after.
- Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country Handbooks
Handbooks for earthquake-prone regions of the U.S.
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
- 7 Steps to an Earthquake Resilient Business (PDF)
How to prepare your business for an earthquake
- ABAG Earthquake Maps and Information
Information and maps about liquefaction, faults, and landslides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- American Red Cross Earthquake Safety
Emergency response organization that provides disaster relief
- BSL Outreach
Wonderful diverse collection of videos and animations, as well as links to lesson plans and educational resources.
- Can It Happen Here?
Could a large damaging tsunami happen in the United States?
- CDC (Center for Disease Control) Emergency Preparedness & Response
Earthquakes and other emergencies
- Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium
Information about earthquakes in the central U.S.
- Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters
Teachers guide to helping children deal with disasters
- Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
Educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
- Disaster Preparedness for Pets
Steps and checklists to help care for pets during emergencies.
- Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet
Be prepared: make a plan and prepare a disaster kit for your pet.
Access to disaster help and resources.
- Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness
Focus on Seaside, OR, but useful for anyone within a tsunami risk zone.
- Earthquake Country Alliance
Earthquake preparedness for California
- Earthquake Preparedness
Focus on California Earthquake Preparedness for Reisdents, Teachers and Students, Agencies and Tribes, and Businesses
- Earthquake Safety Video Series
Created by Berkeley for the Great ShakeOut
- Echando Raices en Tierra de Terremotos
Este manual provee información sobre por qué nos deben preocupar los terremotos en el Sur de California, qué debemos hacer para estar seguros y reducir el daño, y también qué debemos saber de lo básico sobre terremotos.
- Emergency Preparedness in Schools
General information about disaster preparedness for schools with links to resources.
- Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
Humanitarian organization that carries out relief efforts to assist victims of disasters.
- FEMA Earthquake Information
Includes resources and best practices
- FEMA: When Disaster Strikes - Protect Your Pets
Learn the best ways to provide for your pets during an emergency
- How You Can Strengthen Your Home
Actions you can take to prepare your home for the shaking from an earthquake.
- International Tsunami Information Centre
General and technical information, maps, and links to warning centers.
- Kid's Hazards Quiz
short quiz on preparedness and where earthquakes occur
- Learn & Prepare
Many excellent resources from the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) for Public Education and Preparedness, K-14 Earthquake Education, and Experiential Learning and Career Advancement. Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country downloadable booklets for learning about earthquake hazards and safety recommendations in many different languages and for many different areas of the United States.
- Living On Shaky Ground: How to Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Northern California
A collection of preparedness guides for earthquakes and tsunamis especially for the Northern Coast of California
- Living with Earthquakes in Nevada: A Nevadan's Guide
This guide and many other preparedness-related information especially for Nevada.
- Natural Hazards Center
resources concerning hazards mitigation and disaster preparedness
Earthquake education in the global Persian community.
- Preparedness in Alaska
Links to preparedness information for earthquakes and tsunamis for Alaska residents.
- Protecting Your Family from Earthquakes
in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean
- ready.gov - Plan Ahead for Disasters
Includes resources and best practices
- Recovering From a Natural Disaster in College: A Student?s Guide for What to do on Campus
What college students can do to prepare for a natural disaster, and what to do if one happens.
- Resilient Home Starts Here, A
Take a quiz, and learn about the seismic safety of your house, apartment building, or mobile home.
- Rocket Earthquake Safety and Activity Books for Children
SCEC and the The Hero in You Foundation teamed up to create these engaging storybooks, activity books, and videos that include earthquake basics and preparedness information for children.
Preparedness information targeted at the San Francisco area.
- Staying Safe Where the Earth Shakes
A booklet that includes the "The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety" - basic guidelines for what to do before, during, and after a damaging earthquake.
- The Wave that Shook the World
Online companion to the NOVA broadcast with excellent animations, Q&anmp;A, images, and lesson plans for teachers.
- Tsunami Program, NOAA
Links to educational materials, warning centers.
- Tsunami Preparedness Guidebook
Downloadable PDF and additional links to tsunami preparedness websites.
Basic science of tsunamis, preparedness, and focus on California and historical information.
Resources and information about tsunami education and preparedness.
- US Agency for International Development
US agency set up to provide relief to other countries suffering from disaster
- What to Expect in a Big Urban Earthquake
An ArcGIS geo-narrative storymap that describes what can be expected if there is a large earthquake in a populated urban area.