Earthquake  Resources

  • 72 Hours.Org:  How to prepare, making a plan, building a kit, getting involved.
  • American Red Cross:  Earthquake Safety, Prepare, Recover, Respond.
  • AreaVibes Earthquake Safety Guide: Resources to educate yourself on what to do in the event of an earthquake, how to be better prepared to care for yourself and your family in the aftermath of a quake, and even to find out more about how earthquakes work.
  • Earthquake Brace + Bolt- Funds to Strengthen Your Foundation:  A project of the California Residential mitigation Program offering up to $3,000 to retrofit homes to lessen earthquake damage.
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Oral History Series:  A series of interviews with prominent figures in the field of earthquake engineering to preserve some of the rich history of those who have pioneered in shaping seismic design theory and practice.
  • Earthquake Resistant Design Concepts: An Introduction to the NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other Structures. [pdf]
  • CalEMA Hazard Mitigation: Seismic Hazard Mitigation Plans, Guidance & Regulations, Seismic Hazard Mitigation Grants, Maps, GIS Data, Analysis Tools, Mitigation Success Stories, and more.
  • FEMA: Earthquake Mitigation Saves Lives: Two earthquake mitigation activity testimonials from California business owners/operators. Mr. Hoyt Fields of Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA and Mr. Jim Saunders of Pasa de Robles, CA both provide brief explanations of the earthquake mitigation activities that they have taken to protect their businesses.
  • FEMA: Homebuilders’ Guide to Earthquake-Resistant Design and Construction:  This guide replaces the Home Builder’s Guide to Seismic Resistant Construction and all earlier versions of FEMA 232. It presents seismic design and construction guidance for one- and two-family light frame residential structures that can be utilized by homebuilders, homeowners, and other non-engineers, and provides supplemental information to the 2003 edition of the International Residential Code.
  • Commercial Property Owner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety: Designed to assist you in filling out the Commercial Property Earthquake Disclosure Report (See page 51) when you sell your property.
  • Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety: Designed to assist you in filling out the Residential Earthquake Hazards Report (See page 47) when you sell your home.
  • National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program:  A research and implementation partnership.
  • Ready: Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed.  While earthquakes are sometimes believed to be a West Coast occurrence, there are actually 45 states and territories throughout the United States that are at moderate to high risk for earthquakes including the New Madrid fault line in Central U.S.