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Earthquake Preparedness Activity Book (en Espanol) [pdf]


PRESS RELEASES

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Offer Grim Reminder that California Is Also Vulnerable
The devastating earthquake and tsunami that have hit Japan are a grim reminder that the US is also susceptible to quakes.

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Recent Quakes A Reminder of Possible Financial Aftershocks
After two sizeable earthquakes book-ended the state last week, Californians got a jarring reminder of their unsettled landscape.

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15 Years After Northridge, Have We Forgotten?
It has been 15 years since the catastrophic 6.7 Northridge earthquake.  If a similar earthquake happened today the financial impact could further devastate an already weakened California economy.
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Shaken, But Not Stirred?
Only 12 percent of California homeowners currently own earthquake insurance policies, potentially leaving millions of Californians financially unprotected in the event of a catastrophic earthquake.

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ARTICLES & ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The Earthquake Information Kit
Earthquakes are a fact of life for anyone living and working in California. The IINC Earthquake Information Kit is a unique, one-stop resource for information on earthquakes. The kit includes historical perspectives, scientific research on the study of quakes, detailed financial and earthquake insurance coverage tips.

Earthquake Safety:  The Great ShakeOut
A 7-foot tall, baseball loving dinosaur taught local schoolchildren how to "Drop Cover and Hold On" today to show how they can protect themselves and their families when the Big One strikes.


Are You Financially Prepared For An Earthquake?
Earthquakes have occurred in 39 states this century. Although 90 percent of Americans live in areas considered seismically active, only a small fraction purchase earthquake insurance.



California Earthquake insurance: Policies By County
California is a state criss-crossed by massive faults and smaller, lesser known faults. Yet, in spite of the risks, approximately 12 percent of the states' homeowners currently own earthquake insurance policies,


The EQ/IQ Quiz
How prepared are you for the next temblor?  Take a moment to answer ten quick questions online and find out!




VIDEOS

Earthquake Safety
You may be surprised how many things inside the home can be destroyed -- even kill you -- even though the structure of the home stays intact.
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WEB LINKS

The Great Southern California ShakeOut
California Earthquake Authority
Institute for Business and Home Safety
US Geological Society
Earthquake Country Alliance "Dare to Prepare"
Southern California Earthquake Center

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