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1.3: Sources of Information and Websites

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    Advanced National Seismic System Website:

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

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

    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:

    Build your own seismograph:

    California Department of Insurance Website:

    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. Website:

    California Seismic Safety Commission:

    Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness. Website:

    Canadian RADARSAT.; Website for remote sensing:

    Cascade Volcano Observatory:

    Cascadia Regional Earthquake Workgroup. Website:

    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. Website:

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

    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. Website:; HAZUS Website:

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

    Incorporated Research Institutions in Seismology (IRIS), 1200 NW New York Avenue, Washington, DC 20005. Website: 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: 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:

    Insurance Institute for Property Loss Reduction. E-mail:

    International Conference of Building Officials. Website: (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:

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Website:

    National Earthquake Information Center. Website:; e-mail:

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

    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. Website:

    National Science Foundation. Website:

    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. Website:

    Oregon Emergency Management. Website:

    Oregon Natural Hazards Workgroup. E-mail:; Website:

    Pacific Disaster Center (tsunami warnings). Website:

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

    Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network. Website:; click on Pacific NW Earthquakes

    Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, 91-270 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, HI 96706-2928. 808-689-8207. Website:

    Seattle Division of Emergency Management. Website:

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

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

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

    Seismosurfing. Website:

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

    Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), 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 current.txt     (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. Website: e-mail

    U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Science Information Center, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025. 415-329-4390. Website:; 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. Website:

    Washington Emergency Management Division. Website:

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

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