The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced a new web-based, independent study training course, IS-325—Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk, and Mitigation.
This interactive, 30-minute course presents basic information on earthquake science, the risks posed by earthquakes, and the mitigation activities that individuals can take to prepare for earthquakes and increase their community’s earthquake resilience. The course also discusses the benefits of structural and non-structural earthquake mitigation. After completing the course, participants should be able to describe what causes earthquakes, differentiate between hazards and vulnerabilities, identify potential vulnerabilities in their homes and businesses, and take additional steps toward reducing their overall risk.
Earthquake Basics is targeted to a wide range of audiences, including homeowners, business owners, the private sector, the federal, state, tribal, and local government workforce at all levels, first responders, non-profit organizations, volunteers, and community-based organizations.