Searles Valley Earthquake physical clearinghouse established

EERI staff is now in Ridgecrest at the California Earthquake Clearinghouse physical location.

The physical location will open at 10 am and is at the following address:

California Earthquake Clearinghouse
Red Rock Canyon room
Kerr McGee Building
100 W California Avenue
Ridgecrest, CA
(near park entrance at the back of the parking lot, by Red Cross activities)

Our next Searles Valley earthquake briefing is Saturday, July 6 at 7 pm, late arrivals are welcome. We encourage everyone who is actively conducting field investigations to attend the briefing in person at the clearinghouse physical location.

How to contribute:

EERI members and other earthquake risk reduction professionals can contribute to reconnaissance efforts for this earthquake in the following ways:

1. Use the Fulcrum app to collect and share reconnaissance data

EERI members conducting reconnaissance are encouraged to collect data using the EERI reconnaissance data collection form in the Fulcrum app. To collect data through the EERI Fulcrum Community account, please sign up here. After signing up, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions about how to download the Fulcrum app on your phone (users are manually approved so there may be a short delay in receiving this email). To learn more about how to use the Fulcrum app, you can view a series of short tutorial videos here

If you have questions about using the Fulcrum app, please contact Maria Luisa Jiminian at

2. Inform EERI of your reconnaissance plans

If you will be participating as a part of a reconnaissance mission, recovery mission, or traveling to the impacted area for any other purpose, please contact Maggie Ortiz-Millan ( to inform her of your timeline and travel details. EERI can help link you to others in the field, support you in efforts to share photos or observations, and connect you with the EERI team (if one is mobilized).

3. Volunteer with the Virtual Earthquake Reconnaissance team

Research specific topics to gain an understanding of the extent of damage in the region. VERT reports will be used to help inform the LFE Executive Committee’s response to this earthquake. Join VERT by signing up here.

4. Other ways to contribute

Earthquake investigators are encouraged to contact Maggie Ortiz-Millan ( if they have suggestions about how they can contribute to this clearinghouse effort.