About Us

The Bay Area Earthquake Alliance coordinates earthquake awareness and preparedness activities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The Alliance is a part of the Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA), a statewide alliance linking organizations and individuals that provide earthquake information and services.

Join us!

The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake ended decades of seismic tranquility in the San Francisco Bay Area and served as a “wake up call” for all of us to be “earthquake ready.” Join us today! Our members include: scientists and engineers; non-profit organization and business leaders; community groups and activists; federal, state, and local government leaders and agencies; and others who share our passion to reduce earthquake risk in California.

The ECA includes three other regional coalitions: the Redwood Coast Tsunami Work Group, the Central Coast Earthquake Alliance, and the Southern California Earthquake Alliance. Other regional alliances may join the ECA in the future.

Alliance Mission

The Bay Area Earthquake Alliance unites leaders in government, disaster response, science, business, media, education and local communities to foster a culture of earthquake and tsunami readiness in the San Francisco Bay Area.

One of the short-term focuses of the Alliance is to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the M 6.9 Loma Prieta Earthquake that occurred on October 17, 1989. This devastating earthquake killed 63 people and caused an estimated $6-10 billion in property loss throughout the region. The upcoming 20th Anniversary provides a unique opportunity for the Bay Area Earthquake Alliance to:

  • Increase public awareness of seismic hazards posed by Bay Area earthquake faults
  • Coordinate and promote earthquake preparedness, mitigation, and activities throughout the Bay Area
  • Remember the damaging 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and its impacts
  • Identify and recognize the San Francisco Bay Area “Best Practices” in Earthquake Risk Reduction

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The Bay Area Earthquake Alliance builds upon the successes of previous Alliances formed to commemorate damaging earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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