Earthquake Country Alliance, Central Coast
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Earthquake Country Alliance Central Coast (ECA Central Coast) is the newest region of the statewide Earthquake Country Alliance, a public-private-grassroots partnership of leading earthquake professionals, emergency managers, government officials, business and community leaders, and others.

ECA is best known for coordinating the annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill and developing multi-sector educational resources.

We encourage you to Join the Alliance! If you are in Central California (along the Coast or inland) we welcome you to participate in ECA Central Coast activities or even as a leader on our Coordinating Committee (contact us if interested).
ECA Central Coast Coordinating Committee Chairs
Anthony Rodriguez (Operations & Disaster Services Specialist, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County)
Stacy Silva (Emergency Manager, Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management)


San Simeon Earthquake 20th Anniversary Webinar: December 19, 2023

Graphic promoting San Simeon Earthquake 20th Anniversary Webinar with image of ShakeMap showing pattern of shaking

For the 20th Anniversary of the December 22, 2003 M6.6 San Simeon earthquake, ECA Central Coast is hosting a special webinar about the the science of what happened, the immediate response and major impacts, and how the region recovered.

ECA Central Coast Tsunami Webinar (March 16, 2022)

Tsunami Information, Inspiration, and Preparedness

Promotional image for ECA Central Coast Tsunami Webinar March 16 2022
This special webinar hosted by ECA Central Coast was open to anyone statewide interested in learning about the science of tsunamis, about past tsunamis that have impacted California (including the recent volcanic tsunami), how to “Know Your Zone” and to understand tsunami warning levels, and how to be prepared to take needed action including as part of California’s annual Tsunami Preparedness Week (March 21-25, 2022)!

ECA Central Coast Earthquake Webinar (October 7, 2020)

Take a look back at this special webinar on Central Coast earthquake science, history, and preparedness. Be sure to share with this people you know in the Central Coast too. The webinar was led by the organizers behind the newest alliance developing within the ECA: Earthquake Country Alliance Central Coast.


– Emily Brodsky, UC Santa Cruz (earthquake science)
– JD Saucedo, County of Santa Barbara (ShakeOut recruitment strategies in Santa Barbara)
– Jim Caesar, UC Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara Safety Assessment Program)
– Steven Karnazes, Ventura County (Health and Human Services drills, response, and mass care)
– Mark Benthien, SCEC/ECA (preparedness and mitigation / ShakeOut)

How can we bring everyone together for a safer future against earthquakes in the Central Coast?