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1.3: Sources of Information and Websites

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  • Advanced National Seismic System Website: www.anss.org/

    Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, 910 S. Felton Street, Palmer, AK99645. 907-745-4212. Website: http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov

    A. M. Best, the standard insurance company rating system. Website: www.ambest.com

    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 Website: www.aegweb.org

    Build your own seismograph: cea-ftp.cea.berkeley.edu/~edsci/lessons/indiv/daris/hs/seismograph

    California Department of Insurance Website: www.insurance.ca.gov

    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; www.consrv.ca.gov/cgs

    California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, 11200 Lexington Drive, Bldg. 283, Los Alamitos, CA 90720-5002. 310-795-2900. Website: www.oes.ca.gov

    California Seismic Safety Commission: www.seismic..ca.gov

    Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness. Website: www.ccep.ca

    Canadian RADARSAT. Ahmed.Mahmood@space.gc.ca; Website for remote sensing: www.ccrs.nrcan.gc.ca

    Cascade Volcano Observatory: volcano.wr.usgs.gov/home

    Cascadia Regional Earthquake Workgroup. Website: www.crew.org

    Community Internet Intensity Maps (Did You Feel It?): http://pasadena.wr.usgs.gov/shake/

    Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering, 1301 S.46th St., Richmond, CA 94804. 510-231-9557. Website: www.curee.org

    Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 499 14th Street, Suite 320, Oakland, CA 94612-1934. 610-451-0905. Website: http://www.eeri.org; e-mail: eeri@eeri.org

    Earth Sciences Animated, Jenda Johnson, jendaj@comcast.net, 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. Website: http://dax.geo.arizona.edu/earthscope/eo/

    Educational computer programs for seismology: http://www.geol.binghampton.edu/faculty/Jones

    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. Website: www.fema.gov; HAZUS Website: www.hazus.org

    Humboldt Earthquake Education Center, Department of Geology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521-8299. 707-826-3931. Website: http://sorrel.humboldt.edu/     ~geodept/earthquakes/eqk_info.html

    Incorporated Research Institutions in Seismology (IRIS), 1200 NW New York Avenue, Washington, DC 20005. Website: www.iris.washington.edu. Monitor earthquakes around     the world in near-realtime, 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. Website: www.iris.edu. 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. Website: www.ibhs.org

    Insurance Institute for Property Loss Reduction. E-mail: iiplr@aol.com

    International Conference of Building Officials. Website: www.icbo.org (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 Website:     http://mceer.buffalo.edu/outreach/

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Website: observe.arc.nasa.gov

    National Earthquake Information Center. Website: http://neic.usgs.gov; e-mail: neic@usgs.gov

    National Geophysical Data Center (NOAA), 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80303. 303-497-6215. Website: www.ngdc.noaa.gov/ngdc.html

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

    National Landslide Information Center. E-mail: nlic@usgs.gov

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program. Website: http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tsunami-hazard/

    National Science Foundation. Website: www.nsf.gov

    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: quake.geo.berkeley.edu

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

    Oregon Emergency Management. Website: www.usp.state.or.us/oem/index.htm

    Oregon Natural Hazards Workgroup. E-mail: onhw@uoregon.edu; Website: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~onhw

    Pacific Disaster Center (tsunami warnings). Website: www.pdc.org

    Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, 1301 S. 46th Street, Richmond, CA 94804-4698. 510-231-9554. Website: http://peer.berkeley.edu;       e-mail: eerclib@nisee.ca.berkeley.edu

    Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network. Website: www.geophys.washington.edu; click on Pacific NW Earthquakes

    Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, 91-270 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, HI 96706-2928. 808-689-8207. Website: www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc

    Seattle Division of Emergency Management. Website: www.cityofseattle.net

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

    Seismic Safety Commission, 1755 Creekside Oaks Drive, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95833. 916-263-5506. Website: www.seismic.ca.gov

    Seismological Society of America, Suite 201, Plaza Professional Building, El Cerrito, CA 94530-4003. Website: www.seismosoc.org

    Seismosurfing. Website: www.geophys.washington.edu/seismosurfing.html

    ShakeMap (available 10 minutes after an earthquake). Web site: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/shakemap/

    Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), University of Southern California, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0742. Web site: www.scec.org; Earthquake data     center: www.data.scec.org. Information on recent earthquakes in California, with maps: www.scecdc.scec.org/recenteqs and www.scecdc.scec.org/earthquakes/ current.txt     (text). Weekly coverage of earthquake news at http://www.scec.org/instanet. 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: http://scign.jpl.nasa.gov/learn/

    United Policyholders, 110 Pacific Ave. #262, San Francisco, CA 94111. Website: www.unitedpolicyholders.org. e-mail info@unitedpolicyholders.org.

    U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Science Information Center, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025. 415-329-4390. Website: www.usgs.gov; earthquake information Web site (Menlo Park, CA): earthquakes.usgs.gov includes an earthquake education Web site entitled “Earthquakes for Kids & Grownups,” earthquakes.usgs.gov/4kids/Questions addressed to walrus.wr.usgs.gov/docs/ask-a-ge will be answered by a geologist.

    Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources. Website: www.dnr.wa.gov

    Washington Emergency Management Division. Website: www.wa.gov/wsem

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