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Get Prepared, California!
The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and the American Red Cross have aligned resources to help more people prepare to survive and recover from California’s next damaging earthquake – by combining Red Cross expertise on preparing a kit, making a family disaster plan, and being informed; with CEA’s strength and experience on residential insurance and mitigation. >>Learn More




Everyone can take simple steps to prepare for disasters to ensure the well being of their family. To get prepared, visit www.RedCross.org.

Earthquake insurance is more affordable than you may think. Contact your agent for a quote or visit www.EarthquakeAuthority.com.


Education

American Red Cross

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross touches millions of lives each year. American Red Cross employees and volunteers help keep the public prepared to respond to disasters and personal emergencies.

7 Steps to Earthquake Safety

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The following seven steps may help you and your family be better prepared when an earthquake strikes. They are arranged in the order of measures to take before, during and after an earthquake.

California Earthquake Authority

California Earthquake Authority

The California Earthquake Authority is an organization that provides catastrophic residential earthquake insurance and encourages Californians to reduce their risk of earthquake loss.

Red Cross Ready Checklist

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It's important to prepare for possible disasters and other emergencies.  Natural and human-caused disasters can strike at any time and anywhere.  There are three actions everyone can take that can help make a difference.

Earthquake Safety Checklist

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A checklist covering how yo prepare, what to do during an earthquake, and what to do after an earthquake.

Resources

5 Reasons to Buy Earthquake Insurance

Earthquake Insurance

Get peace of mind knowing your home and belongings are taken care of if an earthquake strikes.

Beat The Quake Game

Quake Game

"Beat The Quake" is a fun quiz to test your earthquake safety knowledge and how to best secure furniture and other household items.

Earthquake Hazards Program

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The USGS responsibilities within NEHRP include earthquake monitoring and notification, earthquake impact and hazard assessments, and targeted research on earthquake causes and effects.

Estimate Your Annual CEA Premium

CEA Premium

Online calculator available to help you estimate your annual CEA premium.

Interactive Earthquake Map

Interactive Map

Interactive and real-time earthquake map.  Also see a list of recent earthquakes and their intensity.

Quake Quiz

Quake Quiz

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of what to do if you find yourself in an earthquake.  Quiz covers home, work, the beach, and more.

USGS Shake Maps

USGS Shake Maps

ShakeMap sites provide near-real-time maps of ground motion and shaking intensity following significant earthquakes.

YouTube Videos

Demonstration of Drop, Cover, and Hold On by Los Angeles County Fire Department Firefighters

Battalion Chief Larry Collins of the Los Angeles County Fire Department narrates a demonstration of Drop, Cover, and Hold On, the recommended procedure for preventing injury during earthquakes. More >>

Will It Shake: Snow globes

Will It Shake: Fish tank

We secured two cabinets completely, with straps to the wall studs, child safety locks, and museum putty. The other side, we secured one cabinet with wall straps only, and the other one without anything. More >> Our host Susan Jekarl answers a viewer question: What will happen to my fish tank in an earthquake? Susan reconstructs the fish tank on the shake table at UCSD with the help of the engineering team there. More >>


 
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Los Angeles County Firefighters demonstrate
Drop, Cover, and Hold On

If you are in bed, hold on and stay there.

If you are in a wheelchair, lock the wheels in a safe position and cover your head and neck with your arms.

If you are outdoors, move to a clear area if you can, avoid power lines, trees, signs, buildings, vehicles, and other hazards.

If you are driving, pull over to the side of the road, stop, and set the parking brake.

Recommended Earthquake Safety Actions

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Tools

Red Cross Mobile App

Red Cross Mobile App

Be ready for an earthquake with Earthquake by American Red Cross.

Earthquake Tracker App

Android

Download here for Android devices

Earthquake Tracker App

iTunes

Download here for iOS devices.