Earthquake Country Alliance, Central Coast
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Earthquake Country Alliance Central Coast (ECA Central Coast) is the newest ECA regional alliance currently being organized within 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.

Funding for ECA activities is provided by FEMA’s Building Science Branch as part of its support for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Earthquake Program.

We encourage you to Join the Alliance

2022 ECA Mini Awards: apply by December 20!


1st ECA Central Coast Webinar

Take a look back at this very special webinar on Central Coast earthquake science, history, and preparedness, which was held on Wednesday, October 7th,  2020, from 2:00 PM PT until 3:30 PM PT. Be sure to share with this people you know in the Central Coast too. The webinarwas 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?