Seismic Resources Home

When you turn to the Internet to learn about building codes and earthquake activity, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information. That’s why Western Pacific has created this Seismic Resources portal – helpful info from various government and industry sites specially curated for your use, along with WPSS’ Seismic Minute educational video series.

Permitting Information

  East Coast U.S. Atlanta New York Philadelphia Tampa, FL Jacksonville, FL Harrisburg, PA Orlando, FL Midwest U.S. Chicago St. Paul, MN Minneapolis, MN Southern Central U.S. Dallas Southwest U.S. Denver Phoenix Riverside, CA San Diego, CA Northwest U.S. Seattle, WA Portland, OR San Jose, CA San Francisco, CA Sacramento, CA Fresno, CA

Geological Maps

Maps provided by government entities Many of the maps are available in formats that can be viewed in Google Earth, which means that they can be viewed at any scale This is a United States Geological Services national hazard map showing currently known high and low seismic hazard areas. View Map This United States Geological Services national map is helpful for warehouses because it indicates shaking potential and contains county lines. View Map United States Geological Services hazard map that also indicates shaking potential. View Map California Geological Survey map – earthquake shaking potential View Map

Videos & Articles

Seismic Minute Videos – Educational Insights Seismic susceptibility  & floor slab / soil inspection Sal Fateen, Founder and CEO of Seizmic, Inc., 2 minutes:  Wherever you are in the USA, consider the slab and soil beneath it to determine seismic susceptibility. Because the load of stored material and storage media is transferred to the slab, along with the force generated by seismic activity, these elements are key to supporting your load and inventory. Regarding seismic activity in Northern Texas and Oklahoma Professor Tom Heaton, Cal Tech, 3 minutes:  The number of epicenters recorded in Oklahoma over the past year equaled that of