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The Association of Bay Area Governments estimates 370,373
Bay Area people will become homeless after a magnitude 7.3 Hayward fault earthquake

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists estimate there is a 70% probability of a magnitude 6.7 or greater Bay Area earthquake between 2000 and 2030

1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in Santa Cruz was magnitude 6.9

1906 San Francisco earthquake was magnitude 7.8


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Links & Other Resources

All links (other than advertising banners) are provided without charge as a public service. Links to other sites are available so that you can obtain additional information about earthquakes and earthquake preparation.

A link to a site does not constitute an endorsement of that site, the site's content, or anyone associated with the site.

Emergency preparedness:
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Association of Bay Area Governments
Red Cross

Seismic strengthening and hazard mitigation:
Association of Bay Area Governments Web site contains a list of contractors who have taken a FEMA retrofit course
Bay Area Retrofit
California Earthquake Protection   510-527-SAFE (510-527-7233)
Earthquake Safety   510-528-6165
Quake Busters   510-763-6933

Specialty stores:
The Earthquake Store, Emeryville, CA 510-655-6977
Earthquake Supply Center, San Rafael, CA 800-728-8531



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