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American Red Cross – Earthquakes
A quick guide to planning and preparing for an earthquake and other emergencies. The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
- Community Preparedness
A site designed to assist Californians in preparing or planning for needs in all kinds of disasters. PrepareNow.org is sponsored by PrepareNow Partners, an alliance of Bay Area collaborative groups devoted to supporting vulnerable people in disaster preparedness and response.
- Earthquake Hazards Program – USGS
Learn more about earthquakes in the Northern California regions. Click on "General Quake Info" or "Hazards & Preparedness" for more information. The U.S. Geological Survey is a multi- disciplinary science organization dedicated to the timely, relevant, and impartial study of the landscape, our natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten us.
- Earthquake Safety
Alaska Sea Grant's extension program offers technical assistance and information to individuals and businesses that enjoy and depend on Alaska's seas and coasts.
- FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) for Kids
Offers educational information on earthquakes for kids via fun games and stories. FEMA prepares the nation for hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident.
- Real-time Forecast of Earthquake Hazard in the Next 24 Hours
A time-dependent map giving the probability of strong shaking at any location in California within the next 24-hours. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is a multi-disciplinary science organization dedicated to the timely, relevant, and impartial study of the landscape, our natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten us.
- Home Quake Safety Toolkit
A handy guide with instructions and resource lists on how to get your home or apartment in shape for the possibilities of earthquakes. ABAG, the Association of Bay Area Governments, is the regional planning and services agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.
- State of California - Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety
A handy guide with instructions and resource lists on how to get your home or apartment in shape for the possibilities of earthquakes. Also available in Spanish. The California Seismic Safety Commission investigates earthquakes, researches earthquake-related issues and reports, and recommends to the Governor of California and California State Legislature policies and programs needed to reduce earthquake risk.
A special thank you to the first responders, emergency workers, government officials, lawyers, insurance agents and people who gave us their time, insight and real-life advice. And, thanks to the sites that we have in our Links section.