Portland Maps - City of Portland
This is an interactive site that displays information about Portland neighborhoods. You can pan and scroll to see any neighborhood in the Portland area, or you can enter in an address to see information about that address. The risk of earthquake damage is displayed on a color-coded map, where red indicates high earthquake hazard, orange indicates moderate earthquake hazard, and yellow indicates low earthquake hazard.
For earthquake risk information, enter in an address, scroll down, and click on "Public Safety" to see the earthquake links (Portland Hills and Cascadia faults).
BEECN - Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
Portland maintains Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Nodes (BEECN) all over the city where people can go for information after a a major earthquake. The BEECN nodes are manned by PBEM volunteers. For more information, go to the PBEM BEECN page.
Our Earthquake Essentials Kit comes with a paper copy. If you don't have one, click the image to download or use the link at the top for more information.
Oregon Hazard Explorer - Cascadia Lifelines Program
This excellent OSU interactive map shows different earthquake research data for the state of Oregon, including ground motion, landslide hazard, bridge assessments, liquefaction, and tsunami information.
The different earthquake-related features are displayed on the map in colors via overlay maps, which can be combined. The map shown on the left here shows bridge damage assessments after an earthquake across Oregon.
Click on the orange icons in the top right corner to view options.
Geohazards Viewer - Oregon Dept. of Geology
This interactive map shows different geological hazards across the Pacific Northwest, including earthquake fault lines.
The icons on the top left can be used to select a base map and one or more overlays with information. Try selecting them all (top right of layer widgit) and de-selecting the ones you don't want.
Oregon Resilience Plan - State of Oregon.
The State of Oregon's Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (OSSPAC) prepared this report in 2013. It's the most comprehensive report on the risk of a major earthquake in Oregon.
NPMS Public Viewer - National Pipeline Mapping System
This great interactive site will show you where major natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines, LNG plants, and Breakout Tanks throughout any city in the country.
Knowing where these hazards are may help you stay safe after an earthquake, particularly if you have to walk home from somewhere.
RDPO - Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization
RDPO is a partnership of government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private-sector stakeholders in the Portland Metropolitan Region collaborating to increase the region’s resilience to disasters.
The mission of the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RDPO) is to build and maintain regional disaster preparedness capabilities in the Portland Metropolitan Region through strategic and coordinated planning, training and exercising, and investment in technology and specialized equipment.
ShakeAlert® is an earthquake early warning (EEW) system for the west coast that detects significant earthquakes so quickly that alerts can reach many people before shaking arrives. ShakeAlert is not earthquake prediction, rather a ShakeAlert message indicates that an earthquake has begun and shaking is imminent.
The USGS began the testing of public notification in California in October of 2019 through the Wireless Emergency Alert system (WEA), but it is not yet available in Oregon or Washington. Read more about it here.
This is a national program, coordinated by state, for anyone to register to participate in a yearly earthquake drill on International Shake-Out Day, always the third Thursday of October. All major authorities and aid organizations participate, and you can too.
Emergency Toilet Project - Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization
The RDPO has a site with information about how to set up an emergency toilet after a disaster. After an earthquake, sewer lines may be down for many months or even years! It is important that everyone on the city sewer system have a bucket toilet and plenty of liner bags. Human waste will have to be bagged and saved separately from garbage until it can be picked up by local authorities.
Bucket toilets and extra strength liner bags are available from our store.
CREW - Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup
The Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup has information about regional efforts including early warning systems, planned infrastructural improvements, etc.
DisasterAssistance - FEMA
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is the federal agency responsible for administering aid to states and cities after a major disaster such as an earthquake. FEMA runs the DisasterAssistance website, where you can enter in your city, state and/or zip code to determine whether Individual Assistance is available to you.