Region IX: Earthquake Program

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This section of the site contains information on earthquake hazards and programs within FEMA Region 9.

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The Great ShakeOut began in 2008 in California as a way to inform the public about earthquake preparedness.  It is now an annual international earthquake preparedness drill, practiced by millions around the globe!  Participation in ShakeOut is our chance to practice personal preparedness so that we can survive and recover quickly after an earthquake.  As the federal leader in emergency management and an official ShakeOut partner, FEMA is an enthusiastic supporter of ShakeOut.  Join the movement by registering today at: www.ShakeOut.org

Earthquake ProgramDebris from damaged buildings at the corner of Second and Brown Streets in Napa, California spills into the street after a 6.0 earthquake rocked the city on August 24th, 2014.Debris from damaged buildings at the corner of Second and Brown Streets in Napa, California spills into the street after a 6.0 earthquake rocked the city on August 24th, 2014.Download Original

The Earthquake Program is part of the larger multi-agency National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), which includes FEMA, United State Geological Survey (USGS), National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). NEHRP’s mission is to develop, disseminate, and promote knowledge, tools, and practices for earthquake risk reduction.  This is accomplished through a coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency partnership among the NEHRP agencies and their stakeholders that improve the Nation’s earthquake resilience in public safety, economic strength, and national security.  FEMA’s role under the NEHRP is primarily the implementation of the program’s various loss reduction activities.

 

Sacramento, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 -- Through FEMA's National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP), a group of emergency managers receive free technical earthquake training in Sacramento, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 -- Through FEMA's National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP), a group of emergency managers receive free technical earthquake training in "Rapid Observation of Vulnerability and Estimation of Risk" (ROVER). This hands-on seismic assessment exercise involves inspecting the structural components of the building.Download OriginalNational Earthquake Technical Assistance Program

The National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP) is designed to help state, local, and tribal governments obtain the knowledge, tools, and support that they need to plan and implement effective earthquake mitigation strategies.  Through this program, FEMA offers classroom and webinar training courses, technical assistance, tools development, and special-project support.

FEMA offers a variety of earthquake-related resources.  These resources include reports, handbooks, guides, manuals, posters, software, web-based tools, and instructional materials.

 

 

 

What To Do During An Earthquake

1. DROP to the floor.     
2. Take COVER under a sturdy desk or table.  
3. HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.
 
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Contact

Earthquake Program Manager:

Kelly Stone

(510) 627-7224

Kelly.Stone@fema.dhs.gov

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Last Updated: 
03/17/2015 - 08:21
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