Earthquake Safety Websites

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) Earthquake Maps and Information

General Earthquake Preparedness information from the Department of Homeland Security; Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) very comprehensive

Your Earthquake Preparedness questions answered by the United States Geological Survey (USGS)

A great website for special needs groups like seniors and people with disabilities, by the Red Cross

Earthquake planning guides for seniors, schools, local governments, businesses and people living in apartments and mobile homes.

Earthquakes for Kids

Seven Steps on the Road to Earthquake Safety

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country science and safety!

Many more general earthquake preparedness links as well as information for parents and home and small business owners.

Quick Guide to Earthquake information

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program Homepage:

Recent Earthquakes Nationwide:

California & Nevada:



The 3 California sites are mirror sites for redundancy.

Maps of Earthquake Shaking:

Community-Made Shaking Intensity Maps:

Fault Map of Southern California:

Engineering Applications and Resources for Earthquake Safety

Applied Technology Council (ATC): Numerous state-of-the-art Briefing Papers, written in layman terms, describing basic seismic design and upgrading methods used on different types of structures:

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI): The nation's association for earthquake engineering; web site contains a professional journal and other reports on earthquake hazard mitigation:

December 26, 2004 Tsunami in Asia

Asian Tsunami Videos: Tsunami information and amateur videos for the December, 26, 2004 earthquake and subsequent tsunami inAsia: