Earthquake Preparedness

The City of Malibu strives to increase the community’s ability to respond to and recover from a large earthquake, which will lead to fewer casualties, reduced damage, and result in a shorter recovery period. Throughout the year, the City conducts public education, works to reduce non-structural earthquake hazards, updates emergency plans, conducts Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, identifies vulnerabilities in critical City functions, and develops continuity of government strategies. According to experts, the probability of a 6.7 or greater magnitude earthquake happening in the next 30 years is 99.7%. The time to prepare is now.

preparedness guides and resources

  1. General
  2. Access and Functional Needs
  3. Business Owners

Earthquake Preparedness Video from Los Angeles County

How to Prepare Your Earthquake Survival Kit

great california shakeout

The City participates in the Great California ShakeOut, an annual statewide earthquake drill during which millions of people practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On. For more information about the Great ShakeOut, visit