Appendix D: Sources of Information and Websites

Advanced 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 Commission:

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:

EarthScope education and outreach. Web site:

Educational computer programs for seismology:

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, 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:

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:; 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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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, University of Southern California, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0742. Web site:; Earthquake data center: Information on recent earthquakes in California, with maps: and (text). Weekly coverage of earthquake news at

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: