Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety

The Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety contains many internet based resources. The purpose of this web page is to provide hyperlinks for homeowners interested in improving the earthquake safety of their homes. This web page is intended to provide a quick reference to such web sites and files. Below are hyperlinks to selected resources on the pages of the Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety.

   Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety 2020 Edition (english PDF 4MB) | (Revision Date )
Spanish Guide to home owner's safety    Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety 2020 Edition in Spanish (spanish PDF 2.5 MB) | (Revision Date )

The 2005 Edition of the Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety replaced the 2002 Edition (no longer available) effective July 1, 2005.

Pages Hyperlink
4 State Law Government Code Section 8897.1 to 8897.5 that authorized the creation of: Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety
Water Heater Bracing Law Health and Safety Code 19211
Disclosing Weaknesses Law Civil Code 1102
Disclosing Natural Hazards Law Civil Code 1103
Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act Public Resources Code 2621
Natural Hazards Disclosure Form
Seismic Hazards Mapping Act Public Resources Code 2694
Publishing this guide Business and Professions Code 10149
5 Property Tax Reappraisal Exclusion Revenue and Tax Code 74.5
California Earthquake Authority
California Department of Insurance
8 Detailed Earthquake Fault Map of California
9 Simplified Earthquake Shaking Potential Map for California Publication 03-02
10 Federal Emergency Management Agency
13 Guidelines for Earthquake Bracing of Residential Water Heaters
How to Brace Your Water Heater
How to Secure Your Water Heater URL Update Required: oes.ca.gov/Operational/OESHome.nsf/PDF/EQ 14 tips/$file/water_heater.pdf
15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 International Existing Building Code, International Code Council
How You Can Strengthen Your Home for the Next Big Earthquake in the Los Angeles Area URL Update Required:.http://www.cert-la.com/BAS-How-You-Can-Strengthen-Your-Home.pdf
Voluntary Earthquake Hazard Reduction in Existing Hillside Buildings
Reconstruction and Replacement of Earthquake Damaged Masonry Chimneys
33 Seismic Gas Shutoff Valve Requirements in Los Angeles URL Update Required: preparedness.info/npi/disprep/seismicshutoffvalves.htm
Improving Natural Gas Safety in Earthquakes
Division of the State Architect Gas Shutoff Valve Certification Program
35 Contractor’s State License Board
38 California Building Code
Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Maps URL Update Required:.http://www.consrv.ca.gov/cgs/rghm/ap/index.htm
Seismic Hazard Zone Maps
Tsunami Inundation and Evacuation Route Maps
Association of Bay Area Governments Tsunami Information
Dam Inundation Maps URL Update Required: abag.ca.gov/bayarea/eqmaps/damfailure/dfpickc.html
41 Red Cross
44 Office of Emergency Services
California Seismic Safety Commission
American Institute of Architects
American Society of Home Inspectors
Building Education Center
California Real Estate Inspection Association
Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California  URL Udate Required: celsoc.org
45 International Code Council
Association of Bay Area Governments
California Geological Survey
Southern California Earthquake Center
United States Geological Survey
Federal Emergency Management Agency
California Earthquake Authority
American Red Cross

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