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