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 it’s important for everyone to be ready for this type of disaster. These sites can help you learn how to prepare for and recover from an earthquake.

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

Earthquake Preparedness
Learn about risks and get an Earthquake Safety Checklist. You can learn how to prepare for and what to do during an earthquake, both inside and outside. And learn what you should do and how to let your family know you’re safe after an earthquake. (American Red Cross)

Surviving an Earthquake
Find out how to prepare ahead and deal with home hazards. Learn about what to do in specific situations during an earthquake. Like if you’re in a crowded public place or 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: 03/20/2018