Earthquake

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Nearly every place on earth has some level of Earthquake risk. Preparation before an earthquake is learning how to survive an event at the onset and the secondary issues following an event. Officials from the U.S. and other countries who have searched for trapped people in collapsed structures around the world, as well as emergency managers, researchers, and school safety advocates, all agree that “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes.

Recent Earthquakes


Officials: Monitoring earthquakes occurs in many locations depending on the country and on available resources. Those with frequent events have their own monitoring and alert systems. The U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) monitors events globally. The top three earthquake monitoring sites we recommend:

Alerts: To receive alerts from USGS, visit https://sslearthquake.usgs.gov/ens/ or among other alert options. The American Red Cross has an earthquake-app with interactive quizzes.

How can you help? Earthquake is our most frequent response hazard. Help us monitor emerging events, follow and RT @humanityroad and take our classes on how to effectively monitor and respond in social media.

    • USGS Monitoring Link
    • Did you Feel it Link
    • Iran Seismology Center Link
    • Earthquake Report Link

Tsunami Warnings

Australia: Links

Japan: Link

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Link

Caribbean Sea Warning Center Link

India National Centre for Ocean Information Services Link

Dart Buoys:  Link

Earthquake Checklists

 

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