Earthquake Damage Quiz Results

GEOLOGIC HAZARDS

LANDSLIDE

How safe is my home in an earthquake?
How livable is my home after an earthquake
How much does retrofit typically cost?
Is this a high priority retrofit?

TODAY

Medium safety

TODAY

Medium livability
$10,000 - $50,000
Yes

AFTER RETROFIT

High safety

AFTER RETROFIT

High livability

What does it mean and what do I do next?

Earthquakes can trigger landslides on hillsides that can result in significant property damage, injury, and loss of life. Your home is located in a location that may be susceptible to earthquake-induced landslides and is vulnerable to damage from landslide.

  • Consult with a geotechnical engineer for a site-specific evaluation. For adjacent rockfall only, install fencing.

SURFACE FAULT RUPTURE

How SAFE is my home before retrofit vs. after?
How LIVABLE is my home before retrofit vs. after?
How much will retrofit cost??
What's the retrofit priority?
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

What does it mean and what do I do next?

Buildings that span a surface fault are likely to suffer great damage if an earthquake causes fault rupture. Your home is located in a potential fault rupture zone and is vulnerable to damage from surface fault rupture.

  • Consult with a geotechnical engineer for a site-specific evaluation and a structural engineer for possible performance of your building.

LIQUEFACTION

How safe is my home in an earthquake?
How livable is my home after an earthquake?
How much does retrofit typically cost?
Is this a high priority retrofit?

TODAY

Medium safety

TODAY

Medium livability
$10,000 - $50,000
No

AFTER RETROFIT

High safety

AFTER RETROFIT

High livability

What does it mean and what do I do next?

Liquefaction can cause severe damage to foundations, causing a home to tip, sink, or slide. Your home is located in a location that may be susceptible to liquefaction and is vulnerable to damage from liquefaction.

  • Consult with a geotechnical engineer for a site-specific evaluation.

MOBILE HOME HAZARDS

POSSIBLE COLLAPSE

How safe is my home in an earthquake?
How livable is my home after an earthquake?
How much does retrofit typically cost?
Is this a high priority retrofit?

TODAY

Medium safety

TODAY

Medium livability
Over $100,000
No

AFTER RETROFIT

High safety

AFTER RETROFIT

High livability

What does it mean and what do I do next?

Without a proper support system, your home could fall off its supports in an earthquake.

  • Call a contractor to install an Earthquake Resistant Bracing System or reinforced concrete/concrete masonry unit foundation

POSSIBLE FIRE RISK

How safe is my home in an earthquake?
How livable is my home after an earthquake?
How much does retrofit typically cost?
Is this a high priority retrofit?

TODAY

Medium safety

TODAY

Medium livability
Over $100,000
No

AFTER RETROFIT

High safety

AFTER RETROFIT

High livability

What does it mean and what do I do next?

Rigid gas lines can break in an earthquake and cause fires.

  • Call your plumber to install flexible propane and gas lines, and/or install propane tank restraints.
  • Please remember that flexible lines and tank restraints are not effective if your home collapses; ensure your home has a proper support system before you mitigate for fire.

POSSIBLE NON-LIVABLE CONDITIONS

How safe is my home in an earthquake?
How livable is my home after an earthquake?
How much does retrofit typically cost?
Is this a high priority retrofit?

TODAY

Medium safety

TODAY

Medium livability
Over $100,000
No

AFTER RETROFIT

High safety

AFTER RETROFIT

High livability

What does it mean and what do I do next?

Pipe breakage can result in inability to use your sewer or septic system.

  • Call a plumber to install flexible sewer lines to prevent breakage.
  • Please remember that if your home collapses, it won’t matter if your sewage or septic system is usable; ensure your home has a proper support system before you replace your sewer lines.