Earthquake Resources

Read more about earthquake science and what you can do to protect your home, family and personal property in the event of an earthquake.

Understanding Earthquakes

An Introduction to Earthquakes—By the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

The Science of Earthquakes—Part of the Earthquake Hazards Program by the U.S. Geological Survey

Earthquake Hazard Maps—Maintained by FEMA

How Do Earthquake Early Warning Systems Work? From National Geographic

Prepare and Protect

7 Steps to Earthquake Safety—Compliments of the Earthquake Country Alliance

Be a Hero! FEMA's site for educating kids about earthquakes and other disasters

California Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills—Participate in the next Great ShakeOut

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country—Tips from the Earthquake Country Alliance

Recent and Historic Earthquakes

U.S. Geological Survey Latest Earthquakes—View recent earthquake activity around the world

Searchable Earthquake Archive—Maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey

Northern California Earthquake Data—Current data on earthquakes in central and northern California

Southern California Earthquake Data—From the Seismological Laboratory at Caltech

Research and Government Organizations

Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center—Performing research and providing information on Northern California seismic activity

Southern California Earthquake Center—A community of scientists, students and institutions studying earthquakes in Southern California

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES)—Emergency preparation and response information for all types of natural disasters

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