Various resources are available online to help us better understand earthquakes, the threat they pose to all Californians, and how to better prepare ourselves so that we can all survive and recover quickly when the big one happens!

Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety Earthquake preparedness materials en español

Resources for people with disabilities

TsunamiZone Resources: Help us raise awareness for tsunami preparedness!

San Andreas: Hollywood Fantasy is not California Reality

Northridge 20 Virtual Exhibit


Regional Earthquake Safety Booklets


California (Statewide & Regional)

Staying Safe Where the Earth Shakes
Where in California are you? Find your region’s booklet here, or download the
Statewide Edition (PDF).


Northern California

Living on Shaky Ground: How to Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Northern California

Download PDF (English) (Spanish)

Visit the Living on Shaky Ground website

Southern California

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country

Read Online

Download PDF


Echando Raíces en Tierra de Terremotos

Leer en español

Bajar en español

San Francisco Bay Region

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country

Read Online

Download PDF

Protecting Your Family From Earthquakes

in English and SpanishDownload PDF

in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and KoreanDownload PDF

Earthquake Safety for Organizations

7 Steps to a Disaster Resilient Workplace

Download PDF



Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills


Numerous materials are available to you or your organization to support your participation in the Great ShakeOut and to promote earthquake awareness and preparedness.

Drill Manuals & Guides

ShakeOut Drill Manual for Businesses (PDF)

ShakeOut Drill Manual for Non Profits and Other Organizations (PDF)

Countdown to ShakeOut for Organizations (PDF)

ShakeOut Drill Manual for K-12 Schools (PDF)

Earthquake Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities
and Other Access or Functional Needs (8 pages)

ShakeOut Web Banners

Web BannersDownload web banners to use on your
website to help promote your drill!No-Date Banners


Great ShakeOut Posters

California ShakeOut

Other Official ShakeOut Regions (check here to see if your region has its own posters)

Global ShakeOut Posters (generic posters for any region)

Global ShakeOut No-Date Posters (generic posters for any region, with no date)


Great ShakeOut Flyers

Flyers for many different participation categories

California Generic Flyer (for all categories)

Global ShakeOut Flyers

Global ShakeOut Generic Flyer

Global ShakeOut No-Date Flyers (generic posters for any region, with no date)

Haga clic aquí para ver los rescursos que están disponibles en español.


Other Resources


America’s PrepareAthon! Earthquake Resources

FEMA Earthquake Resources

USGS Earthquake Resources