Bellingham Earthquake Info


The last known Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake happened on January 26, 1700.  Scientists have found that at least seven earthquakes around magnitude 9 have occurred over the last 3,500 years, an average of one every 200-800 years

The bad news

This major earthquake is guaranteed to happen again. Odds that the "big one" will hit in the next 50 years are 1 in 3.  

The good news

It's something that we can prepare for. Taking a few simple steps to prepare can make a huge difference in surviving the quake and building a resilient community in Bellingham.


The Four Cornerstones of Survival

Click below to learn how to prepare for the Cascadia Event 


You can survive 3-5 days without water. Learn what to do to make sure you'll have enough when the big one hits.



Learn how to ready your house for an earthquake, as well as what to do to ensure your safety after an earthquake happens.


Usually the first thing people think of when they picture emergency preparedness. Learn what to do to get your stockpile ready.



By working together, we can accomplish much more than by working alone. Learn how to engage your local community in the event of a major earthquake.