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
Homeowner's Guide to Earthquake Safety 2005 Edition (english PDF 5.6MB) | (Revision Date )
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Homeowner's Guide to Earthquake Safety 2005 Edition in Spanish
Homeowner's Guide to Earthquake Safety 2005 Edition in Spanish (spanish PDF 6 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.

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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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