Appendix D: Sources of Information and Websites National Seismic System Web site:

Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, 910 S. Felton Street, Palmer, AK99645. 907-745-4212. Web site:

A. M. Best, the standard insurance company rating system. Web site:

American Red Cross, 2700 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90057, 213-739-5200; 550 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94109, 415-202-0780.

Association of Engineering Geologists Web site:

Build your own seismograph:

California Department of Insurance Web site:

California Geological Survey, P.O. Box 2980, Sacramento, CA 95812-2980; 107 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012, 213-620-3560; 185 Ferry St., San Francisco, CA 94107-1725, 415-904-7707. 916-445-5716;

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, 11200 Lexington Drive, Bldg. 283, Los Alamitos, CA 90720-5002. 310-795-2900. Web site:

California Seismic Safety link as of 05/20/2021)

Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness. Web site:

Canadian RADARSAT.; Web site for remote sensing:

Cascade Volcano Observatory:

Cascadia Regional Earthquake Workgroup. Web site:

Community Internet Intensity Maps (Did You Feel It?):

Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering, 1301 S.46th St., Richmond, CA 94804. 510-231-9557. Web site:

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 499 14th Street, Suite 320, Oakland, CA 94612-1934. 610-451-0905. Web site:; e-mail:

Earth Sciences Animated, Jenda Johnson,, 503-281-1814 (Portland, OR) (Videos include those in this book and those in IRIS powerpoint presentations on recent earthquakes, together with Bob Butler of University of Portland.

EarthScope education and outreach. Web site:

Educational computer programs for seismology: link as of 05/25/2021)

Federal Emergency Management Agency, P.O. Box 70274, Washington, DC 20024; The Presidio, Bldg. 105, San Francisco, CA 94129, 415-923-7100; 245 South Los Robles, Pasadena, CA 91101, 818-451-3000. Web site:; HAZUS Web site:

Humboldt Earthquake Education Center, Department of Geology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521-8299. 707-826-3931. Web site:

Incorporated Research Institutions in Seismology (IRIS), 1200 NW New York Avenue, Washington, DC 20005. Web site: Monitor earthquakes around the world in near-real time, visit worldwide seismic stations. Earthquakes of M 6 or larger are linked to special information pages that explain the where, how, and why of each earthquake. Web site: Earthquake-related animations created by Jenda Johnson and Robert Butler and identified in this book are used courtesy of the IRIS Consortium.

Institute for Business and Home Safety. Web site:

Insurance Institute for Property Loss Reduction. E-mail:

International Conference of Building Officials. Web site: (latest information on building codes)

International Tsunami Information Center, Box 50027, Honolulu, HI 96850-4993. 808-541-1658.

Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, State University of New York at Buffalo, Red Jacket Quadrangle, Buffalo, NY 14261. 716-645-3391 Web site:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Web site:

National Earthquake Information Center. Web site: link as of 05/25/2021); e-mail:

National Geophysical Data Center (NOAA), 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80303. 303-497-6215. Web site:

National Institute of Building Sciences, 1201 L Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005-4024. 202-289-7800.

National Landslide Information Center. E-mail:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program. Web site: link as of 05/25/2021)

National Science Foundation. Web site:

Nature of the Northwest Information Center, 800 NE Oregon Street #5, Suite 177, Portland, OR 97232. 503-872-2750.

Northern California Earthquake Data Center. Web site: link as of 05/25/2021)

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, 800 NE Oregon St. #28, Suite 965, Portland, OR 97232. 503-872-2750. Web site:

Oregon Emergency Management. Web site:

Oregon Natural Hazards Workgroup. E-mail:; Web site: link as of 05/25/2021)

Pacific Disaster Center (tsunami warnings). Web site:

Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, 1301 S. 46th Street, Richmond, CA 94804-4698. 510-231-9554. Web site:; e-mail:

Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network. Web site:; click on Pacific NW Earthquakes

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, 91-270 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, HI 96706-2928. 808-689-8207. Web site: link as of 05/25/2021)

Seattle Division of Emergency Management. Web site:

Seattle Area Home Retrofits: Roger Faris, email: roger@phinney/

Seismic Safety Commission, 1755 Creekside Oaks Drive, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95833. 916-263-5506. Web site: a href=”link” class=”badlink”> link as of 05/25/2021)

Seismological Society of America, Suite 201, Plaza Professional Building, El Cerrito, CA 94530-4003. Web site:

Seismosurfing. Web site:

ShakeMap (available 10 minutes after earthquake). Web site:

Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), University of Southern California, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0742. Web site:; Earthquake data center: link as of 05/25/2021). Information on recent earthquakes in California, with (inactive link as of 05/25/2021) and link as of 05/25/2021)(text). Weekly coverage of earthquake news at Mark Benthien of SCEC organized the Great California ShakeOut as a public exercise in responding to a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on a part of the San Andreas fault that has not had an earthquake in more than 300 years. This exercise has been adopted around the world, including the Pacific Northwest.

Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN). Web site designed as a learning module:

United Policyholders, 110 Pacific Ave. #262, San Francisco, CA 94111. Web site: e-mail

U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Science Information Center, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025. 415-329-4390. Web site:; earthquake information Web site (Menlo Park, CA): includes an earthquake education Web site entitled “Earthquakes for Kids & Grownups,” addressed to will be answered by a geologist.

Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources. Weeb site:

Washington Emergency Management Division. Web site:

Western States Seismic Policy Council, 121 Second Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105. Web site: For online discussion group e-mail:; Web site:


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