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Earthquake Preparedness

Learn How to Stay Safe During and After an Earthquake

Surviving an earthquake and reducing its health impact requires preparation, planning, and practice. Far in advance, you can gather emergency supplies, identify and reduce possible hazards in your home or place of business, and practice what to do during and after an earthquake. Learning what actions to take can help you, your family, and your colleagues to remain safe and healthy in earthquake can safe lives.



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Preparedness and Planning

Preparing and planning can help you and your family survive safely. Learn what to do, what you'll need, and how to make your home a safer place. 


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Test your earthquake preparedness skills and make sure you know how to stay safe.

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During an Earthquake

Knowing what to do during an earthquake can help you and your family make better decisions that will keep you safe. Of course, to make an informed decision, be sure to stay connected with your state's emergency management office and stay up date with situation updates.



Following an Earthquake

Learn how to take steps to recover from an earthquake and cope with the stress and loss caused by the disaster.


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  • This page last reviewed: August 06, 2013