Being prepared for a variety of natural disasters is important in a state like Colorado where these events are all too common. While major earthquakes are infrequent in the state, they do happen, and smaller, more localized tremors happen on a regular basis. The CGS has been conducting in-depth research into Colorado seismicity for many decades. We also work with several local, state, and federal agencies to improve earthquake preparedness, damage mitigation, disaster recovery, and resiliency.
Our friends at the Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA)—a public-private-grassroots partnership of people, organizations, and regional alliances in California—have organized many useful resources and tips for earthquake preparedness, survival, and recovery. Here we have summarized their four basic steps for earthquake preparedness.