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This site was developed with support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Mitigation Center Goal

Earthquake hazard mitigation involves protecting the built environment — and the people who live there — against earthquake damages. That can take many forms such as; designing and constructing new buildings and systems to resist earthquake shaking; strengthening existing structures; or avoiding building in certain hazardous areas.

Our goal as Mitigation Center is to promote safe environments in which people can live and work without being unduly affected by natural and technological disasters. For more information about mitigation click here.

Submit a Document to the Library

The Mitigation Center is always looking for new documents about earthquake mitigation topics of interest to policymakers, homeowners, building professionals, and more. If your organization has a document you would like to publicize, be sure to let us know.

Email us a document.

Community Mitigation Retrofit Mapping Project

This map is a community mapping project to show Bay Area seismic retrofit projects from the last 20 years. We are in the process of expanding the map to cover the entire U.S. We encourage anyone with a retrofit project to enter basic information and provide a photo.

Visit the Interactive Earthquake Retrofit Map.

Developing Earthquake Scenarios

This website was created to help communities through the process of developing and using effective earthquake scenarios. The site has tools and suggestions, and has users sharing their experiences.

Visit the NEHRP Scenario Project website.

Image Gallery

Enter this part of our site for a searchable library of images from past earthquakes, as well as slideshows focused on mitigation activities. This site is constantly evolving, so check back frequently for new additions.

Enter the Image Library.