How Do I Report an Earthquake?
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How Do I Report an Earthquake? 
 


The DNR Geology and Earth Resources Division, Washington's geological survey, partners with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and the U.S. Geological Survey in earthquake research.

If You Felt an Earthquake
Report it to the U.S. Geological Survey. Reporting your experience allows scientists to tap the abundant information available about earthquakes from the people who actually experience them. By taking advantage of the vast numbers of Internet users, scientists can get a more complete description of what people experienced, the effects of the earthquake, and the extent of damage, than with traditional methods of gathering felt information. And best of all, with your help they can do so almost instantly.

If You See Earthquake Damage, Landslides, Unusual Water Seepage, or Fountains of Water
Please describe it in an email to the DNR Geology and Earth Resources Division at DGER_earthquake@sharepoint.dis.wa.gov. Be sure to tell us where you are. You can attach photos as well.

For More Infomation on Earthquakes and Seismic Hazards
Visit the Geology and Earth Sciences webpage for information on earthquakes in Washington, including hazard mapping and general information about earthquakes. Interactive maps available through the Washington State Geologic Information Portal allow you to view seismic hazard mapping for your area, as well as local geology and many other types of geoscience mapping.

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 Contacts

Geologic Hazards Group
Geology & Earth Resources Division
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
360-902-1450
Fax 360-902-1785
dnrgeologyhazards@dnr.wa.gov

Ray Cakir
Geology & Earth Resources Division, Senior Geophysicist
360-902-1460
ray.cakir@dnr.wa.gov

Trevor Contreras
Geology & Earth Resources Division, Mapping Geologist
360-902-1476
trevor.contreras@dnr.wa.gov

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