Staying Safe Where the Earth Shakes

California is a beautiful state. But no matter where you live in our state, whether it is the Redwood forests, high Cascades, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley, Mojave Desert, near the beaches of southern California, a big city or smaller town, you live in earthquake country. Understanding the risks and preparing to survive and recover can help keep you and your family safe.

Staying Safe Where the Earth Shakes is a booklet that includes the "The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety" - basic guidelines for what to do before, during, and after a damaging earthquake. You can also visit EarthquakeCountry.org/SevenSteps for more tips on how to apply these steps to your family’s unique needs.


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No matter where you live in California, you live in earthquake country. This booklet is for all of California. Regional editions (listed below) are available with local hazard information and contacts.

To access copies of this booklet in other languages, choose from the links below:

Click a region
to download

Map Click to download Living on Shaky Ground (North Coast) Click to download the Shasta Cascade edition Click to download the Bay Area edition Click to download the Delta Sierra edition Click to download the Delta Sierra edition Click to download the Inyo/Mono edition Click to download the Central Valley South edition Click to download the Central Coast edition Click to download the Southern California Coast edition Click to download the Inland Southern California edition Click to download the San Diego edition Click to download the Central Coast edition Click to download the Southern California Coast edition Click to download the Southern California Coast edition Click to download the Southern California Coast edition




Regional Editions

RegionCountiesBooklet
San DiegoSan DiegoDownload PDF
Southern California CoastLos Angeles, Ventura, OrangeDownload PDF
Inland Southern CaliforniaImperial, Riverside, San BernardinoDownload PDF
Central CoastMonterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo,
Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz
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Central Valley SouthFresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, TulareDownload PDF
Inyo/MonoInyo, MonoDownload PDF
Bay AreaAlameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa,
San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma
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Delta SierraAlpine, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento,
San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne,
Yolo, Yuba
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Shasta CascadeButte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta,
Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity
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North CoastDel Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino

(Because this popular booklet already exists,
a North Coast edition of “Staying Safe” has not been created.)
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or read online



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Check out the booklets on our Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country page. There you'll find additional booklets for Southern California, the Bay Area, and other parts of the United States, as well as a booklet about earthquake safety for organizations.

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