Earthquake Country Alliance, Central Coast
NOTE: For the Central Coast Edition of Staying Safe Where the Earth Shakes, visit:

Earthquake Country Alliance Central Coast (ECA SoCal) 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.


ECA Central Coast Webinar (2 PM, Wednesday October 7)

Please join us for a very special webinar on Central Coast earthquake science, history, and preparedness, this next Wednesday, October 7th, from 2:00 PM PT until 3:30 PM PT.

Whether you enjoy living, working, and/or traveling along this beautiful stretch of the Golden State, you are welcome to join us! Be sure to share with this people you know in the Central Coast too.

The webinar is being led by the organizers behind the newest alliance developing within the ECA: Earthquake Country Alliance Central Coast.

Register to Attend


– 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?