Earthquake Preparedness


To learn how to prepare for an earthquake, the following Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology publications are available for free download below or for sale at the Publications Sales Office.

Living With Earthquakes in Nevada, NBMG SP27 (.pdf)

Earthquakes in Nevada and How to Survive them, NBMG E-16 (.pdf)

Terremotos en Nevada y Como Sobrevivirlos, NBMG E-27 (.pdf)

Advice on Preparing for a Damaging Earthquake in Nevada (.pdf)

Make sure you know the steps to earthquake safety!

Download the Steps to Earthquake Safety flyer (.pdf)
and display at your home or workplace.

--DROP, COVER and HOLD during an earthquake. Identify safety spots at home and work. Don't panic and run; stay inside.

--Identify and secure or relocate shaking hazards. Bookcases, heavy objects on shelves, mirrors, computers, water heaters. Secure, relocate, replace, or remove dangerous and valuable objects.

--Prepare an emergency safety kit. Flashlight, first aid kit, water, non-perishable food, blanket.

--Make an earthquake plan. Family meeting plans, out-of-town telephone contact.

--Work on long-term earthquake fixes. Bolt house to foundation. Brace weak walls and cripple walls.

--Get earthquake information. Visit an earthquake safety website, and "Living with Earthquakes in Nevada,"