California Seismic Safety Commission
Governor Jerry Brown Anne Caballero SCSA Secretary Director of California Seismic Safety Commission, Richard McCarthy

SEISMIC SAFETY COMMISSION 1755 Creekside Oaks Drive,
Suite 100, Sacramento,
California 95833-3637
(916) 263-5506

Email:  celli@stateseismic.com

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preparing for earthquakes

Photo: Aftermath of the December 22, 2003, San Simeon Earthquake, emergency crews work to discover the source of rising steam. Photo:Patxi Uriz (c) UC Berkeley

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 exercise Great California Shake out


 

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.

Cover for Protecting Your Family From Earthquakes


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.seismic.ca.gov/cog.htm for additional details, summary of hyperlinks, and a reduced quality version for quick on-line viewing.

Cover page for the Commercial Property Owner'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.seismic.ca.gov/hog.html for additional details, summary of hyperlinks, and a reduced quality version for quick on-line viewing.

Cover page for the Homeowner's Guide to Earthquake Safety


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.

Cover for The Tsunami Threat to California


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

Echando Raíces en  Tierra de Terremotos
Spanish version

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
Southern California

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
San Francisco

Bajar en español   Solicite una copia impresa en español
Request free Spanish-language handbook(s)


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

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 Spanish Version Putting down roots cover image Putting Down Roots SF Cover image

Los Siete Pasos de Seguridad contra Terremotos
SCEC  (website)  -  Download Roots USGS  (website)   -  Download Roots SF

Additional Resources:

CAPSS Earthquake Safety Implementation Program (Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety) A page intended to be a clearinghouse for related websites, organizations, programs, and documents, as well as a full collection of many of the City's, State's and Federal Government's earthquake preparedness and response-related websites and guides.