Updated 11/13/17

On November 12, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the border of Iran and Iraq. As the scale of the destruction continues to unfold, our thoughts and prayers go to the families whose lives have been upended. Relief International, a charitable organization founded by Iranian-Americans, has already started its recovery operation in the region and is accepting donations.

A much smaller earthquake (magnitude 4.7) hit Hollister on November 13. Residents in the South Bay reported feeling the trembler. These events remind us that we live in region where earthquakes can occur at any time. While we can’t predict when earthquakes can occur, Bay Area residents can and should prepare for them. On this page, we’ve collected information and expert tips to help you keep your home and family safe when an earthquake occurs.