Earthquake Preparedness

Seattle Earthquake-Pioneer_Square, 2001Earthquake Preparedness by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Resources for support before, during and after an earthquake. Download the Be Ready! infographic with tips.

Earthquake Safety Checklist – by Totally Unprepared (PDF)
This 3-page PDF provides reminders and checklists to help ensure you are prepared in the event of an earthquake.

Mobile App for Earthquakes and other disasters
Provided by the American Red Cross, the site provides links to iOS and Android supported apps to help with your preparedness.

Natural Disaster Preparedness by Drexel University
This website offers a large variety of preparedness resources.  Search by type of disaster, or resource type.

Map of Recent Earthquakes – Worldwide
This interactive map managed by the U.S. Geological Society provides real time data on recent earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 or higher for the past 7 days.

Los Angeles Fire Department Emergency Preparedness – 2010 Edition (PDF)
Designed to help the earthquake prone area of Los Angeles, this 59-page booklet provides a comprehensive guide to preparing for an earthquake.  A great, concise source of tips.

Totally Unprepared
This site was developed to educate Californians about earthquake preparedness, but in a unique way, providing earthquake materials that are informative and entertaining with helpful videos and commentary.

How To Prepare for An Earthquake
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) website provides information about earthquake preparedness, including FAQs, and interesting earthquake facts.

Homeowners Guide to Earthquake Safety (PDF)
Provided by the California Seismic Safety Commission, this 53-page booklet helps homeowners identify common weaknesses that may affect your home during an earthquake, and how to prevent damage.

Commercial Property Owner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety (PDF)
Last updated in 2006, this 57-page brochure provided by the California Seismic Safety Commission describes the most common weaknesses to commercial property in an earthquake, how to strengthen a building, and assists with evaluating a commercial property during a sale.

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country (PDF)
Offered by the Earthquake Country Alliance, including the U.S. Geological Society (USGS), this 32-page brochure provides earthquake safety tips and describes how to incorporate earthquake facts into our lives. Read about what may happen in a plausible “big one” on the San Andreas fault.

The Great California ShakeOut
This website offers helpful tips on practicing earthquake preparedness and safety. See their 2-page tip page with 7 Steps to Earthquake Safety  (PDF).

Video: California ShakeOut Drill Broadcast

Video: During Earthquakes: Drop, Cover, and Hold On

Video: Earthquake Preparedness Now: Journey through the USGS ShakeOut Earthquake Scenario

See also:  Earthquake Recovery