Welcome to Earthquake Country!

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The Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA) is a public-private partnership of people, organizations, and regional alliances that work together to improve preparedness, hazard 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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Staying Safe Where the Earth Shakes, 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.

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Read our special report about why you should "drop, cover, and hold on" to protect yourself during earthquake shaking.

Resources for people with disabilities

Information in Spanish

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