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.

Complete list of ECA SoCal Associates

If you are an advocate for earthquake safety we encourage you to complete our ECA Associate Application.

2020 ECA SoCal Mini Awards: apply by February 28!

RSVP for the February 26, 2020 ECA SoCal Regional Workshop in Chino!

Tentative Dates of Future Regional Workshops

  • May 20, 2020 (Orange County location TBD)
  • August 26, 2020 (LA County location TBD)
  • November 2020 (date and location TBD)

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ECA SoCal Coordinating Committee

  • Connie Lackey, Providence Health & Services: Chair
  • Heidi Rosofsky, Global Vision Consortium: Chair
  • Margaret Vinci, Caltech Earthquake Programs: Chair
  • Anna Burton, LA World Airports: Membership Coordinator
  • Amy Estey, American Red Cross: Regional Workshops Coordinator
  • Ken Kondo, LA County OEM: Media Bureau Co-Coordinator
  • Marilyn Jimenez, American Red Cross: Media Bureau Co-Coordinator
  • Jenny Novak, CalOES Southern Region: Participation Bureau Co-Coordinator
  • Pei Lee, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, EMD: Participation Bureau Co-Coordinator
  • John Hammett: Events Bureau Co-Coordinator (Speakers)
  • Lance Webster: Events Bureau Co-Coordinator (Exhibits)
  • 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.