“Be Prepared” – A Compendium of Earthquake Preparedness Resources

It has now been 317 years + 1 day since the last Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake.

We live in earthquake country – this January we had earthquakes in Sudden Valley, Birch Bay, and Ferndale.Those have been too small to feel, but we will have a significant earthquake, it is a geologic certainty.  We just do not know when or how big.

Earthquakes can strike at any time, and everyone needs to “Be Prepared”, at home, at school, in the workplace, while shopping, in houses of worship, or just taking a walk in the park. Mother Nature does not pay any attention to the calendar, the weather or the readiness of our communities.  Being prepared is a small investment of time, money and energy that will help protect you, your family and our community.

Whatcom County is earthquake country.  They have occurred.  They will occur again.  We don’t know when, we don’t know where, and we don’t know how big.  However, we do know that we can do things to both mitigate and prepare for what will inevitably happen.  We can prepare our homes by Surveying, Suppling and Reaching Out. In our schools we can Research, Evaluate and Participate.  In the workplace we can Plan, Equip and Train.

Over 100 years ago, Lord Robert Baden-Powell told us to “Be Prepared”. It is now time for us to answer with:

“We Are Prepared”

General Earthquake Preparedness Information

Scholarly Articles on Earthquakes


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