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Earthquake Safety

Earthquake Safety

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Putting down rootsin
earthquake country
Developed and distributed by and many other organizations (see page 2) 
 
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Copyright 2007, Southern California Earthquake Center(SCEC). Reproduction by permission only.
SCEC is a research consortium supported by the NationalScience Foundation and the United States Geological Survey,headquartered at the University of Southern California.
“Every day is earthquake season in California” 
is a servicemark of the California Earthquake Authority and is usedwith permission.
 Disclaimer:
The suggestions and illustrations included in thisdocument are intended to improve earthquake awareness andpreparedness; however, they do not guarantee the safety of anindividual or a structure. The writers, contributors, and sponsorsof this handbook do not assume liability for any injury, death,property damage, or other effect of an earthquake.Prepared by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)and the Department of the Interior United States GeologicalSurvey (USGS), in cooperation with the National ScienceFoundation (NSF), the Department of Homeland Security FederalEmergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the CaliforniaEarthquake Authority (CEA), with contributions from many mem-bers of the Earthquake Country Alliance
Writers:
Lucile M. Jones, USGS and Mark Benthien, SCEC
 Producers:
Mark Benthien and Robert de Groot, SCEC (secondedition) and Jill Andrews, SCEC (first edition)
Contributors:
SCEC (USC):
Ilene Cooper, Thomas Henyey, JohnMarquis, Suzanne Perry, Glenn Song, Brion Vibber;
USGS:
Kenneth Hudnut, Ken Rukstales, Michael Rymer, Bob Simpson,David Wald, Lisa Wald;
FEMA:
Hassaan Sughayer, DennisSylvester, Doug Bausch, Jeffrey Lusk;
California Office ofEmergency Services:
Greg Renick, Deborah Steffen, JamesGoltz;
California Geological Survey:
Jerry Treiman, Chris Wills,Charles Real;
California Seismic Safety Commission:
FredTurner;
California Earthquake Authority:
Nancy Kinkaid;
Insurance Information Network of California:
Candy Miller;
American Red Cross:
Peggy Brutsche, Rocky Lopes;
County ofLos Angeles:
Joyce Harris, Phyllis Tan, Larry Collins;
Caltech:
Vikki Appel, Egill Hauksson, Margaret Vinci;
Harvard:
AndreasPlesch, John Shaw;
KFWB:
Jack Popejoy;
Trevco:
Dean Reese,Brian Lowe, Jeff Primes; and many other
members of theEarthquake Country Alliance
Special thanks to members of the
1906 Earthquake CentennialAlliance
for improvements implemented in the San FranciscoBay Region version of this handbook, many of which now havebeen adopted in this Southern California edition.
 Design:
Denton Design Associates: Margi S. Denton,Elizabeth Burrill
 Illustrators:
Fuel Creative Group (p. 13); Daniel Clark (p. 18);Todd Connor (p. 14–15); Dale Glasgow (p. 24); Min Jae Hong(p. 16, 19, 29); Stephanie Langley ( p. 4, 6, 10, 14, 19, 20, 26);Punchstock (p. 17, 21); Jere Smith (cover, p. 2, 3, 32); and RobertZimmerman (p. 14, 16, 18, 19).
Southern California
is
Earthquake Country
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Southern California earthquakes
6
Southern California faults
8
Earthquake shaking potential in Southern California
10
Other earthquake-related hazards inSouthern California
 
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Introduction
Generations of Californians have been "putting down roots" along one of the world's mostfamous faults—the San Andreas. However, few Californians have experienced a major SanAndreas earthquake. In Northern California, the last major earthquake was 100 years ago in1906. Over 3,000 people were killed and 225,000 people were left homeless. In SouthernCalifornia, the last major earthquake on the San Andreas fault was 150 years ago (1857),rupturing the fault from Central California to San Bernardino. Few people lived in the area,so there was very little damage.Further south along the San Andreas fault, from San Bernardino through the CoachellaValley to the Salton Sea, over 300 years have passed since the last major earthquake (around1690). Another major earthquake is likely to happen on this section of the fault within ourlifetime. When it does, all of Southern California will be shaken and many areas may beheavily damaged.There are hundreds of other faults throughout Southern California that could also causedamaging earthquakes. Some may happen before the next major San Andreas earthquake.Southern California is earthquake country, and every day is earthquake season.This handbook provides information about why we should
care
about earthquakes inSouthern California, what we should
do
 to be safe and reduce damage, and also what weshould
know
about earthquake basics.
Earthquake Basics
24
Earthquakes
25
Faults
26
Locating and measuring earthquakes
28
Earthquake shaking
30
Information available after earthquakes
The Resource Mine
32
Web resources
The Seven Stepsto Earthquake Safety
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The seven steps to earthquake safety
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STEP#1: Identify potential hazards in your home andbegin to fix them.
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STEP#2: Create a disaster-preparedness plan.
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STEP#3: Prepare disaster supplies kits.
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STEP#4: Identify your building’s potentialweaknesses and begin to fix them.
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STEP#5: Protect yourself during earthquake shaking—drop, cover, and hold on.
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STEP#6: After the earthquake, check for injuriesand damage.
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STEP#7: When safe, continue to follow yourdisaster-preparedness plan.
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Reducing the costs ofearthquakes in California

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