Are you ready for an earthquake?
The next time disaster strikes, you may not have much time to
act. Prepare now for a sudden emergency. Learn how to protect
yourself and cope with disaster by planning ahead. From the Red
FEMA reminds us that earthquakes strike suddenly, violently and
without warning. Identifying potential hazards ahead of time.
National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering provides
this technical site to provide latest research on how to build
in a fault zone.
The City of Milpitas Building and Safety Department has a program to help you make your house safer. We will provide interested homeowners with a Prescriptive (Cookbook) Plan Set that may be used to strengthen older homes and for obtaining their building permit.
Protect Yourself During an Earthquake...Drop, Cover, and Hold On!
OFFICIAL RESCUE TEAMS from the U.S. and other countries who have searched for trapped people in collapsed structures around the world, as well as emergency managers, researchers, and school safety advocates, all agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes.
Protecting Your Family From Earthquakes--The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety (in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean)
Developed by American Red Cross, Asian Pacific Fund, California Earthquake Authority, Governor?s Office of Emergency Services, New America Media, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency, and U.S. Geological Survey.
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
This popular 32-page earthquake science and preparedness handbook has recently been updated. The new version features current scientific understanding of when and where earthquakes will occur in California, and how the ground will shake as a result. Updated maps of earthquakes, faults, and potential shaking are included as well as instructions on how to get information after earthquakes.
Earthquake Maps and Information
Analysis of Bay Area hazards and how we can prepare for a bad
The home for California earthquake information. A place to ask
geologists about western fault information.
Did You Feel
This is a U.S. Geological Survey project to collect information
about ground shaking following significant earthquakes. Following
an earthquake, please tell us what you felt by filling out the
questionnaire for the appropriate earthquake.
Earthquake Data Center
The NCEDC is a long-term archive and distribution center for
seismological and geodetic data for Northern and Central California.
Northern California Shake Map
Check by time or area.
Earthquakes in California and Nevada
Earthquakes recorded for the last week (168 hours). Times are
local (PST or PDT). The most recent earthquakes are at the top
of the list. Click through for details.
Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
You can even
your own seismogram!
Largest Earthquakes in the USA
Of 22, only one felt in Milpitas. Phew!
1906 Earthquake And Fire
Original sources and timeline from the Museum of San Francisco.
Story of an Eyewitness
Collier's, May 5, 1906. Jack London went to the scene of the
San Francisco Fire & Earthquake and wrote the following dramatic
description of the tragic events he witnessed in the burning
Reports and Photographs
Fascinating original source material from the Museum of the City
of San Francisco, such as 911 reports, photographs, and more.
17, 1989, Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake-Selected Photographs
This publication provides images for use by the interested public,
multimedia producers, desktop publishers, and the high-end printing
Peak Landslide of 1998
Report of the engineering firm retained by the City of Fremont
to make a preliminary evaluation of the landslide sufficient
to guide the city in emergency response and future planning decisions.
Has Its Faults
A fault is a fracture along which there is movement. Some faults
are actually composed of several fractures called fault branches.
Collectively the branches are a fault zone.
A lesson plan using a variety of candy which you will quish in
a number of ways to demonstrate forces on earth rocks. Clean
up is the best part.
Children's drawings depicting what it felt like during an earthquake
and the feelings they had.
To print out or use online, if you have Java. See if you know
how to protect yourself during an earthquake. This and other
fun things for kids to do to learn about earthquakes can be found
Zone from ABAG.
FEMA for Kids: Earthquakes
Most of the time, you will notice an earthquake by the gentle
shaking of the ground. You may notice hanging plants swaying
or objects wobbling on shelves. Sometimes you may hear a low
rumbling noise or feel a sharp jolt.
Fault Virtual Helicopter Tour
Requires that you install Google Earth on your Mac or PC, and
then a special file for this tour, but then the fun begins.
San Andreas Fault Liquefaction Scenario
Click on map for larger graphic.
Area Shaking Hazard Maps
The "On Shaky Ground" supplement report lets you select
a city (say, Milpitas) and a large quake on a number of Bay Area
fault lines. It then shows you a map of how intense various neighborhoods
would feel that quake. Santa Clara County earthquake mapa> here.
Pick a fault, any fault, and see the relative risk to your Milpitas
neighborhood. From ABAG.
Earthquake Maps and Information
Before you buy, make sure your new home isn't on a fault line
or unstable ground. ABAG site provides information about earthquakes,
landslides and erosion problems in the Bay Area.
Seismic Network of San Jose
Dedicated to the promotion of awareness and information about
earthquakes. It is part of the growing worldwide PSN which connects
amateur seismologists, persons interested in earthquakes and
seismic activity with information resources; from general history
to detailed plans for constructing monitoring instruments and
Redwood City Public Seismic
Earthquake information and information for hobbyists who want
to build their own stations.