Earthquake Hazards Reduction

Living more safely with earthquakes

The Next Big Earthquake in the Bay Area May Come Sooner than You Think. Are you prepared? PDF 4.2 Mb

I conceived of, wrote, produced and raised the funding from outside of the Federal government for this 24-page magazine. More than 100 people in many different Federal and State agencies were involved in the review process. The magazine was printed in English, Spanish, Chinese and Braille and distributed in 41 newspapers throughout northern California. A total of 3,300,000 copes were distributed in 1990, following the Loma Prieta earthquake.

For this effort I received the Public Affairs Award of the Department of Interior, the highest award of the National Association of Government Communicators, and was a Finalist for Federal Employee of the Year Award in 1991.

This initial sample has led to a number of other excellent guides to earthquake preparedness including:

Are you prepared for the next big earthquake in Alaska?     PDF

PDFPutting Down Roots in Earthquake Country and Related Resources    PDF

Is Your Family Prepared for an Earthquake?    PDF

USGS Preparedness and Response Documents. Click here.

The precessor to all these documents was the following:

The Loma Prieta Earthquake of October 17, 1989 A brief geologic view of what caused the Loma
Prieta earthquake and implications for future California Earthquakes      PDF

A hazards brochure for Jackson Hole in Teton County, Wyoming:

Teton County and Jackson Hole Wyoming: Are You Prepared?      PDF

Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake scenario, western California, Oregon,
Washington, Vancouver Island

Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake Scenario PDF