2020 Community Stories

ShakeOut- One Certainty in An Uncertain Year

Despite being in the throes of a deadly pandemic, the 2020 version of the Great ShakeOut and the millions of people who practiced how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” proved that when it comes to the importance of earthquake preparedness, the show must go on.

December 04, 2020

San Francisco Rotarians Learn How to Help Reduce Earthquake Damage

In an ongoing effort to educate Californians on how to strengthen their homes against earthquake damage, CEA met virtually with members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco—and reminded them that earthquakes don’t stop during a pandemic.

October 13, 2020

CEA Joins Webinar Addressing How to Help Prevent Earthquake Related Financial Loss

Residential earthquake damage can be expensive and inconvenient. However, you can prepare ahead of time to help minimize the financial impacts to your family by strengthening and protecting your house. CEA participated in a webinar hosted by the Earthquake Country Alliance to educate Californians about how to effectively minimize financial hardship caused by a major seismic event.

September 25, 2020

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