ECA Southern California

Earthquake Country Alliance Southern California (ECA SoCal) is one of three regional alliances that comprise 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.

Among the many partners in ECA SoCal are the Southern California Earthquake Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Caltech, California Earthquake Authority, California Office of Emergency Services, FEMA, California Geological Survey, County of Los Angeles, County of San Bernardino, City of Los Angeles, MySafe:LA, Providence Health Care, and the American Red Cross.

We encourage you to Join the Alliance

ECA SoCal Workshops

August 11, 2021, ECA SoCal Summer Workshop:
Full recording and resources now available!

Past Workshops (some with recordings)


ECA SoCal Coordinating Committee

  • Alan Hanson, Simpson Strong-Tie (retired): Chair
  • Heidi Rosofsky, Global Vision Consortium: Chair
  • Margaret Vinci, Caltech Earthquake Programs: Chair
  • Anna Burton, Port of Los Angeles: Membership Coordinator
  • Jeffrey Snoddy, City of Torrance Fire Department: Communications Coordinator
  • Jenny Novak, Cal State University System: Regional Workshops Coordinator
  • Marilyn Jimenez, American Red Cross: Media Bureau Co-Coordinator
  • Jessica Kellogg, City of Los Angeles: Media Bureau Co-Coordinator
  • Pei Lee, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, EMD: Participation Bureau Coordinator
  • John Hammett: Events Bureau Co-Coordinator (Speakers)
  • Lance Webster: Events Bureau Co-Coordinator (Exhibits)
  • Pauline Louie, U.S. Housing and Urban Development: Sector-Based Committee Coordinator
  • Gabriela Noriega, Southern California Earthquake Center: Regional Alliance Liaison

We are expanding the Coordinating Committee. If you are interested in volunteering please email for more information.