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California Earthquake Authority (CEA) sponsors and participates in events that promote earthquake preparedness and provide support to our participating insurance companies.

Community Outreach Contact
Pamela Diaz
Community Relations Manager / Information Officer II
(916) 661-5508
(916) 291-8519

CEA Goes Virtual During COVID-19 Era

CEA employees began to shelter in place and work from home since mid-March to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Our commitment to help educate, mitigate and insure community members against earthquake risk continues, but with a virtual twist. As part of adapting to a “new normal,” CEA representatives are meeting with community members throughout California—now online!​

July 24, 2020

CEA Looks Back: The Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence of 2019

This July, CEA remembers the Ridgecrest earthquakes, the largest earthquakes to strike Southern California in 20 years. We take a look at some of the damage caused by the earthquake sequence, which included two strong shakers of magnitude 6.4 and 7.1, and their aftershocks, that rattled Kern and San Bernardino counties.

June 29, 2020

CEA Donates Laptops to Support Foster Youth During the Pandemic

In response to the Governor's public request to help our local foster youth impacted by COVID-19, CEA donated laptops to allow them to continue their academic responsibilities.​​​

May 08, 2020

10 Year Anniversary of the Baja California Earthquake: CEA Looks Back

A look back at the damage caused by the Baja California Earthquake in 2010, which affected both sides of the US-Mexico border. Today, Southern California is still at risk of being impacted by a damaging earthquake.

April 01, 2020

National Earthquake Conference gathers hundreds to share the latest in seismic information

In early March 2020, the National Earthquake Conference brought together scientists, engineers, and policymakers to share the latest advances in the seismic field. The conference was held in San Diego, and also served as the main platform to reveal the updated San Diego Earthquake Planning Scenario.

March 06, 2020

$13.2 million available to help California homeowners prepare for the "Big One"

State officials and members of CEA's Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program announce the $13.2 million grant funding available in 2020 to select homeowners to help them fund a seismic retrofit to their older houses. 

February 21, 2020

CEA Staff Remember the Loma Prieta Earthquake

On the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, a handful of CEA team members volunteered to share their stories.

October 24, 2019

Record breaking Great California ShakeOut day!

A video summary of several events that took place on Oct. 17, with the goal to prepare community members before the next damaging earthquake strikes.

October 21, 2019

CEA Remembers: Loma Prieta Earthquake 30th Anniversary

A video message to commemorate the devastating 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

October 14, 2019

A look at the damage caused by July's big earthquakes near Ridgecrest

Residents affected by the two strong earthquakes in SoCal talk to us about the damage to their homes.

July 26, 2019
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