Be aware. Be prepared.
The last Cascadia Subduction Zone event—Magnitude 8.0 to 9.1—was January 26, 1700, and they happen about every 280 to 350 years. It’s time to get ready.
OSU Extension's Cascadia Earthquake Preparedness project has been recognized with two 1st Place National Extension Disaster Education Awards. Learn more.
Preparing for the Cascadia Subduction Zone Event
OSU Extension’s award-winning free, self-guided online training program
features four modules:
- Module 1: Be Aware
- Module 2: Know What to Do
- Module 3: Take Steps to Prepare
- Module 4: Community leaders and volunteers, this is for you!
What you need to know
When the Cascadia Earthquake occurs, services likely will be interrupted for at least two weeks in Oregon, if not longer. Oregonians can take steps to get ready by planning and preparing yourself and your community.
More preparedness resources
OSU Extension has a growing list of materials for Oregonians to prepare for the Cascadia Earthquake.
About this project
Project supported by National Institute of Food and Agriculture Smith Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program (Award# 2018-41210-28702).
2022 1st Place National Extension Disaster Education Award for the Creating a Culture of Preparedness series of disaster preparedness publications for the Cascadia Subduction Zone Event and other disasters from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
2021 1st Place National Extension Disaster Education Award for the Preparing for the Cascadia Subduction Zone Event online learning system from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences