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Natural Hazards

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U.S. Government Resources on Monitoring and Forecasting Earthquakes

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U.S. Geological Survey

  • Read about historic and recent earthquakes from around the world.
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U.S. Geological Survey and licensed technical partners

  • This system "detects significant earthquakes quickly enough so that alerts can be delivered to people and automated systems potentially seconds before shaking arrives."

Information in the CGP about Preparing for Earthquakes

Check out some information about preparing for earthquakes that you can find in the CGP

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Earthquake safety at home

Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Quoted excerpt, "Half of all Americans live in areas subject to earthquake risk and most Americans will travel to seismically active regions in their lifetime."
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Earthquake safety checklist

Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Quoted excerpt, "By taking action to be prepared, you can lessen the impact of an earthquake on your family."
  • Additional language of publication: Español

Protect rescue workers and emergency responders after an earthquake

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Quoted excerpt, "In the aftermath of an earthquake, workers can be exposed to safety and health hazards, including downed wires, toxic materials, fires, collapsed and unstable structures, falling objects, and slips, trips, and falls."
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Protect yourself during earthquakes

Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Quoted excerpt, "Do you know what to do, wherever you are, when the earth begins to shake?"