What You Can Do

Active earthquake faults are a hazard in many parts of the western United States. We cannot predict when or where the next earthquake will occur, but we do know that damaging quakes will happen in the future.

We will rebuild and recover but how much time that takes will depend largely on the actions that we take before the earthquake.

Take a Step Toward Preparedness

Find general earthquake preparedness steps at Ready.gov: Earthquakes.

Find your ShakeOut region and participate in the next Great ShakeOut earthquake drill.

Find out how you can prepare financially and insure against earthquakes.

Learn how to protect your business.

Explore Preparedness Resources in Your State

Alaska: Earthquake Center

Arizona: Earthquakes page at the Emergency Information Network

California: Earthquake Country Alliance; see also Prepare Your House and Strengthen your House at California Earthquake Authority

Colorado: Earthquake page of the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Guam: Earthquake page of Guam Homeland Security Office of Civil Defense

Hawaii: Get Ready page of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

Idaho: Personal & Family Preparedness and Business & Organization Preparedness info by the Idaho Office of Emergency Management

Montana: Earthquake page of Montana State University

Nevada: Earthquake page of the Nevada Division of Emergency Management

New Mexico: Preparedness Guide by the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Oregon: Hazards and Preparedness page of the Oregon Department of Emergency Management

Utah: Be Ready Utah page and Earthquake Preparedness page

Washington: Disaster Ready page of the Washington Emergency Management Division and Earthquakes page of the state Department of Natural Resources

Wyoming: Being Prepared page of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security