USGS2008 Bay Area Earthquake Probabilities
The overall probability of a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake in the Greater Bay Area is 63%, about 2 out of 3.
USGS & many other organizations7 Steps to an Earthquake Resilient Business (PDF)
How to prepare your business for an earthquake
Assoc. of Bay Area Govts.(ABAG)ABAG Earthquake Maps and Information
The Association of Bay Area Governments
American Red CrossAmerican Red Cross
Emergency response organization that provides disaster relief
American Red CrossAmerican Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Information
Earthquake Safety Information (and other disaster preparedness information) in various languages
Alaska Earthquake Information CenterAre You Prepared for the Next Big Earthquake in Alaska?
Preparedness guide especially for Alaska
City of San FranciscoAre You Prepared?
Earthquakes and other disasters, from the City and County of San Francisco
FEMAAre You Ready?
Includes resources and best practices
American Red CrossAre You Ready? - For Kids
Hazards preparedness information aimed at kids, parents, and educators.
California Emergency Management AgencyCalEMA
Focus on California
California Seismic Safety CommissionCalifornia Seismic Safety Commission
Focus on the California
USGSCan It Happen Here?
Could a large damaging tsunami happen in the United States?
Center for Disease Control (CDC)CDC (Center for Disease Control) Emergency Preparedness & Response
Earthquakes and other emergencies
Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC)Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium
Information about earthquakes in the central U.S.
Univ of Illinois ExtensionChildren, Stress, and Natural Disasters
teachers guide to helping children deal with disasters
Citizen CorpsCitizen Corps - 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.
John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.Coping with Childrens' Reactions to Earthquakes
Information for parents with children who have been in earthquakes.
Earthquakecountry.infoDare to Prepare
associated with earthquakecountryinfo.org and shakeout.org
Humane Society of the United StatesDisaster Preparedness for Pets
Steps and checklists to help care for pets during emergencies.
Resource providing information about earthquake response.
Resource for tsunami response.
Purdue Univ.Earth Science Education Activities
a wealth of excellent hands-on activities for teaching about earthquakes, volcanoes, seismic waves, plate tectonics, earth structure, seismic waves, convection, seismometers and more!
Institute for Business and Home SafetyEarthquake
Details about what parts of the home are most vulnerable and how you can protect yourself (PDF)
City of Seaside, OregonEarthquake and Tsunami Preparedness
Focus on Seaside, OR, but useful for anyone within a tsunami risk zone.
Earthquake Country AllianceEarthquake Country Alliance
Earthquake preparedness for California
Univ. of UtahEarthquake Education Services
lesson plans, information on Wasatch Front
John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.Earthquake Preparedness Guides
Multiple guides for homes, businesses, etc.,
FEMAEarthquake Preparedness Online Publications
Information for individuals, families, teachers, kids, businesses, planners, policy-makers and designers.
BerkeleyEarthquake Videos and Animations
a wide variety of videos created by the Berkeley outreach team, which include earthquake simulations, earthquake safety videos, and presentations by their seismologists
USGS & many other organizationsEchando 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.
US Department of EducationED.gov
Emergency planning resources for schools and communities
FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
US federal government agency dedicated to responding to disasters.
Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent SocietiesFederation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
Humanitarian organization that carries out relief efforts to assist victims of disasters.
FEMAFEMA Earthquake Information
Includes resources and best practices
FEMAFEMA: Information for Pet Owners
Learn the best ways to provide for your pets during an emergency
Natural Hazard Loss Estimation Methodology
City of Los AngelesHow You Can Strengthen Your Home for the Next Big Earthquake in the Los Angeles Area
Easy Low-Cost Ways to Help Reduce the Risk of Damage to Your Hom. (PDF)
Houghton Mifflin Company College DivisionInside Geology - Chapter 10: Earthquakes
companion webpages to the book chapter; links to numerous topical class lectures, web sites, references, news items, organizations, and glossaries
ITICInternational Tsunami Information Centre
General and technical information, maps, and links to warning centers.
Assoc. of Bay Area Govts.(ABAG)Kid Zone
FEMAKid's Fun & Games - ready.gov
activities and materials aimed at making kids more aware of hazard preparedness
NOAAKid's Hazards Quiz
short quiz on preparedness and where earthquakes occur
Humboldt State Univ, Dept of GeologyLiving 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
Univ. of Nevada Seismological LabLiving with Earthquakes in Nevada: A Nevadan's Guide
This guide and many other preparedness-related information especially for Nevada.
University of ColoradoNatural Hazards Center
resources concerning hazards mitigation and disaster preparedness
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction ProgramNEHRP - National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
The Federal Government's program to reduce the risks to life and property from earthquakes
Institute for Business & Home SafetyOpen for Business
disaster planning toolkit for the home and small business
American Red CrossPillowcase Project, The
The Pillowcase Project is designed for use with 3rd
graders, age 8-9. The program has been reviewed by
3rd grade teachers and tailored to 3rd grade reading
skills and learning abilities. The program may be
adapted for use with students in 2nd and 4th grade.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Protect Your Pets in an Emergency
Help ensure your pet's safety during an earthquake.
USGS & many other organizationsProtecting Your Family from Earthquakes
in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean
USGSPutting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Central US edition
Earthquakes and preparedeness in the Central US
USGS & many other organizationsPutting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - NCA edition
Earthquakes and preparedeness in northern California
USGS & Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - SCA edition
Earthquakes and preparedness in southern California
Utah Seismic Safety CommissionPutting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Utah edition
Earthquakes and prepardeness in Utah
Things you can do around your house to prepare for an earthquake
FEMA & NEHRPQuakeSmart
This site will show you how mitigation can work for you and how to reduce your risks in three steps: understanding what's at risk, making a plan, and getting the work done. Each step has a checklist to guide you.
Risk awareness and mitigation information for businesses.
John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.Reducing Earthquake Hazards in Schools
identification of nonstructural hazards at schools
Relief WebRelief Web
Online gateway to information on disasters
John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.Strengthening Wood Frame Houses for Earthquake Safety
addresses weaknesses in wood frame homes
Structural Engineers Association of Northen CaliforniaStructural Engineers Celebrating Earthquake Safety
Why earthquakes happen, why some buildings fail, how structural engineers study earthquakes.
Los Angeles City Fire DepartmentThe Emergency Preparedness Handbook
suggestions on being prepared for earthquakes
PBS-NOVAThe Wave that Shook the World
Online companion to the NOVA broadcast with excellent animations, Q&anmp;A, images, and lesson plans for teachers.
WA Military Dept - Emergency Managment DivisionTsunami Hazards
"Surviving a Tsunami" brochure, tips, information, and evacuation brochures and maps.
NOAATsunami Information for Kids
Brochures, coloring books, and educational links for kids.
Links to Warning Centers and educational information.
GeoHazards InternationalTsunami Preparedness Guidebook
Downloadable PDF and additional links to tsunami preparedness websites.
WA Military Dept - Emergency Mngmt DivisionTsunami Resources
General information about tsunamis and preparedness, including evacuation routes for coastal towns in Washington.
California Geological SurveyTsunamis
Basic science of tsunamis, preparedness, and focus on California and historical information.
U.S. State DepartmentU.S. State Department - Travel Warnings & Consular Info Sheets
Information for people planning on traveling abroad
USGSUnderstanding Earthquakes Makes for Messy Science
Earthquake processes typically occur tens of miles below the Earth's surface and over geologic time, away from direct observation. Earthquake science, in particular, is often subject to interpretation and bias.
USAIDUS Agency for International Development
US agency set up to provide relief to other countries suffering from disaster