How can I prepare my building and community?

The Seven Steps on the Road to Earthquake Safety described in Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country show how we can be safer by knowing what to do before, during, and after earthquakes. The steps may also save a lot of money when structures and contents are not damaged. In addition to following the steps at home, they should also be followed in schools, workplaces, and other facilities. If we all follow these steps, we may save billions of dollars in the next large earthquake. Most importantly, we can reduce the risk of being injured or killed.

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To see locations of current major earthquakes, go the Hazards Viewer and click on one of the Earth globes on the right hand side.
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