Corvallis Fault

The Corvallis Fault is located north and west of the City of Corvallis. The general location of this fault is illustrated on the following maps produced by Benton County and the City of Corvallis. At this time, it is not known whether the Corvallis Fault is active or not.

How to prepare for an earthquake

Earthquake resources are available as part of America's PrepareAthon! on




Portland Residential Seismic Strengthening Program

Resources on residential seismic strengthening from City of Portland's Bureau of Development Services (BDS).  The City of Corvallis recognizes the Portland program as an approved alternative for retrofitting homes.

A Homeowner's Guide to Nonstructural Earthquake Retrofit

A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) initiative to help businesses prepare for earthquakes.


The Big One: A Northwest Earthquake Survival Guide

Story printed in the Portland Monthly and posted online July 1, 2014.

A guide on nonstructural retrofitting for homeowners by the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS).

FEMA: Homebuilder's Guide to Earthquake-Resistant Design and Construction



Living on Shaky Ground: How to Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Oregon

Simpson Strong Tie –

Earthquake Retrofit Guide & Plans 

Earthquake preparedness resource from Oregon Emergency Management.


FEMA Earthquake Resources

Video: Retrofitted Building Survives 2014 NAPA Earthquake

Earthquake preparedness resources from FEMA.


USGS Oregon Earthquake Information

FEMA: Earthquake Home Hazard Hunt Poster

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network: Recent Earthquake Map

Oregon Building Codes:

Seismic Code History in Oregon

Pacific Northwest Tsunami Info:

FEMA: Importance of up-to-date building codes


NW Natural Gas: Earthquake Safety

Oregon DOGAMI: Seismic Assessments of Buildings in Benton County


Shake Table Tests:


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Corvallis Development Services: Post Earthquake Preparedness Policy POL 1025

Benton County Office of Emergency Management:

Contact: Jaimi Glass, Emergency Services Planner Benton County Sheriff's Office 541-766-6114 (office)

Last updated: 2/3/2017 1:49:00 PM