Welcome to Earthquake Country!
The Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA) is a public-private partnership of people, organizations, and regional alliances that work together to improve preparedness, mitigation and resiliency.
ECA provides information and resources to help everyone who lives, works, or travels in earthquake country get prepared to survive and recover quickly, by following the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety.
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Earthquake Warnings Survey
We are looking for volunteers to take a simple survey to help us understand how people perceive messages and warnings about earthquakes. The University of Kentucky's School of Risk Communication is working with the USGS to evaluate different approaches to warning messages. The results will be used to help the USGS develop more useful approaches to implementing an earthquake early warning system in the western United States.
Please share this survey with anyone you think would be willing to help. We need as many answers as we can get!
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Drop, Cover, and Hold On!
Read our special report about why you should "drop, cover, and hold on" to protect yourself during earthquake shaking.
Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country, Living on Shaky Ground, and similar publications: each includes an overview of earthquake hazards, earthquake science basic information, and the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety.
Information in Spanish version can be found at terremotos.org.