Preparing for Earthquakes

Preparation for earthquakes generally provides some level of preparation for other disasters. In any case it is possible that you may be on your own for some time and have to help yourself and your neighbors. The California Seismic Safety Commission provides information that is intended to help you learn about and prepare for earthquakes.

Information To Help You Prepare

Protect yourself. Spread the word. Visit: DropCoverHoldOn.org, in Spanish too!

Drop, Cover, and Hold On is a website designed to help you prepare for an earthquake.

Drop, Cover, and Hold On in Spanish

Drop, Cover, and Hold On Shake Out
Cover for Protecting Your Family From Earthquakes

Protecting Your Family From Earthquakes - The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety. This informative booklet published by USGS is now available in a Spanish/English version.

Visit the USGS website to download this publication as a 24 page [pdf] file or to request a hard copy. Also available in an English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean version.


Commercial Property Owner's Guide To Earthquake Safety

The Commercial Property Owner's Guide To Earthquake Safety - Supercedes the 1998 Commercial Property Owner's Guide - Effective October 1, 2006 Published by The California Seismic Safety Commission.

Download Commercial Property Owner's Guide to Earthquake Safety [pdf] 6.0 MB

Also see: http://www.ssc.ca.gov/forms_pubs/cog.html for additional details, summary of hyperlinks, and a reduced quality version for quick on-line viewing.


Homeowner's Guide To Earthquake Safety

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

Download the Homeowner's Guide to Earthquake Safety [pdf] 5.6 MB [pdf]

Also see: http://www.ssc.ca.gov/forms_pubs/hog.html for additional details, summary of hyperlinks, and a reduced quality version for quick on-line viewing.


Tsunami Threat To California Findings and Recommendations On Tsunami Hazards and Risks

The Tsunami Threat To California Findings and Recommendations On Tsunami Hazards and Risks - Report released by the California Seismic Safety Commission.

Download Tsunami [pdf]

Also see: Appendix "A" to CSSC report no. 05-03 for additional report details and PowerPoint presentations.


Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country - Available to the public from the Earthquake Country Alliance

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
Southern California

A 32-page earthquake science and preparedness guide provides information for understanding where and when earthquakes will occur in Southern California.

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country

SCEC - Download Roots

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
San Francisco

Provides information about the threat posed by an earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Region, and explains how you can prepare for, survive, and recover.

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country

USGS - Download Roots SF