Earthquake and Tsunami Partners

Additional Earthquake Resources
Berkeley Seismological Laboratory conducts research on earthquake processes and earth structure, provides timely and accurate earthquake information to a variety of public and private agencies, and assists in the education of students and the public in earthquake science.

California Earthquake Authority is a publicly managed, largely privately funded organization that provides catastrophic residential earthquake insurance and encourages Californians to reduce their risk of earthquake loss.

California Geological Survey Earthquake Information studies earthquakes to help Californians plan and build earthquake resistant communities. We record the strong ground motion from earthquakes, study the distribution of historic earthquakes and evaluate faults that are the source of earthquakes. We combine that information to prepare maps showing the potential for ground shaking, fault rupture, liquefaction and seismically induced land sliding.

California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN) is a partnership among federal, state, and university agencies involved in California earthquake monitoring. The CISN is dedicated to serve the emergency response, engineering, and scientific communities. The CISN is a region of the Advanced National Seismic System.

California Seismic Safety Commission investigates earthquakes, researches earthquake-related issues and reports, and recommends to the Governor and Legislature policies and programs needed to reduce earthquake risk.

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is a community of over 600 scientists, students, and others at over 60 institutions worldwide, headquartered at the University of Southern California. SCEC is funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a comprehensive understanding of earthquakes in Southern California and elsewhere, and to communicate useful knowledge for reducing earthquake risk.

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program  This web site is provided by the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program as part of our effort to reduce earthquake hazard in the United States.

Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC) is a regional earthquake consortium in the western states organized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is funded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey. Headquartered in Sacramento, California, members are the State Geological Survey and Emergency Management Directors of 13 western states, 3 U.S. territories, a Canadian territory and a Canadian province, and liaisons to 7 western state seismic safety councils and commissions.

CA Seismic Safety Commission Resource Links

Liquefaction - What it is and what to do about it (pdf download)


Additional Tsunami Resources
CGS Tsunami Threats and Hazards -The California Geological Survey (CGS) provides geologic and seismic expertise to the public, other State government offices, and local government agencies (cities and counties). For tsunami hazards, CGS is working closely with the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) and the Tsunami Research Center at the University of Southern California to produce statewide tsunami inundation maps and preparedness information for California. 

International Tsunami Information Centre

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tsunami Information

National Weather Service (NWS) West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center

Pacific Disaster Center

Tsunami (FEMA)

Tsunami for Kids (FEMA)

Tsunami Research at the USGS

Tsunami: The Great Waves

University of Southern California (USC) Tsunami Research Center