Did you know that 45 states are at a moderate to high risk for earthquakes?

Many people believe earthquakes only happen on the West Coast, but earthquakes can happen almost anywhere. Because this is true, it’s important to be ready no matter where you live.

Use the resources on this page to help you learn what you need to know. You can find tips from what to do to prepare for an earthquake to safety issues to consider after.

Learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake. (

Earthquake Preparedness
Learn about earthquake risks and get tips from the Earthquake Safety Checklist. Find out how to prepare and learn what to do during and after an earthquake, indoors and outdoors. You can also view the Safe and Well website to learn how to let your family know you’re safe. (American Red Cross)

Surviving an Earthquake
Find out how to prepare ahead and deal with home hazards. Learn about what to do in situations such as crowded public places or if you have impaired mobility. You can also learn what you need to know about food, water, and other safety issues after an earthquake. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Earthquakes can trigger fires, floods, landslides, and tsunamis, so it’s good to learn how to stay safe from these hazards too.

Last Updated: 01/26/2021