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Earthquake Resources

For more help and information:
American Red Cross

For booklets on earthquake preparedness (ask for the brochure “Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed” available in English and Spanish), earthquake recovery, and first aid:

Phone: 1-800-RED CROSS  (1-800-733-2767) press 6

Earthquake Country Alliance

“Living on Shaky Ground” and “Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country” – highly recommended earthquake/tsunami booklets in English and Spanish plus other earthquake preparedness information and booklets. Booklets are available for organizations and for northern and southern California, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Alaska and the Central U.S..  select RESOURCES. 

Phone: the ECA Information Line at 213-740-3262


Emergency kit content lists

All of the agencies on this list have suggested emergency kit lists. Call them or go to their websites.


FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Earthquake preparedness and recovery information, forms, Home Hazard Hunt poster and more – some information available in 11 languages:

Phone: (FEMA publications warehouse) 800-237-3239 - press 1


“Totally Unprepared”

Slightly ironic “how to” earthquake preparedness videos and other information - a project of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the California Earthquake Authority and the California Seismic Safety Commission
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Tsunami Safety Checklist 

Go to, type “tsunami safety checklist” in search box, click “disaster safety library”, scroll to “tsunami”, select “tsunami safety checklist” - available in Spanish.

Phone: 707-443-0574 ex222 – Northwest California Tsunami Program Manager National Weather Service  for brochure - “How to Survive a Tsunami”


United States Geological Survey

Information for kids, preparedness handbook, scientific information.

Phone: 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747), Select Option 2

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