Preparing for and Responding to Earthquakes

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Introduction

Though somewhat predictable, earthquakes are often surprise disasters that can have devastating impacts on historic resources, particularly unreinforced masonry buildings.  Although earthquakes cannot be avoided, thorough planning and intelligent engineering can often prevent structures from succumbing to the immense physical strains and trauma they induce.  This document is a compilation of earthquake preparedness resources that may help building owners reduce the potential impacts of these traumas on their property.

Critical Organizations

Earthquake Preparation Resources

 Earthquake Response Resources

Public Articles from Forum Journal and Forum News

Updated 8/26/2014