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Press Release 12-191
What Will You Do If an Earthquake Hits?

Join the Great ShakeOut on October 18, 2012, to prepare

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Photo of a crowd of people outside New York's Wall Street.

In the August, 2011, Virginia quake, those as far away as New York's Wall Street were affected.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons


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Three images of a person getting cover beneath a table.

Drop, Cover and Hold On! Great ShakeOut participants will learn what to do in a quake.

Credit: SCEC


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Map of central Virginia showing the August, 2011 earthquake epicenter.

A magnitude 5.8 quake hit central Virginia in August, 2011; when will another strike?

Credit: USGS


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Photo of the damaged Embassy of Ecuador building in Washington, D.C.

The August, 2011, quake damaged buildings in Washington, D.C., such as the Embassy of Ecuador.

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Photo of the damaged Pentagon building from the August, 2011 earthquake.

The Pentagon was also affected by the 2011 Virginia earthquake.

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Photo of the damaged Washington National Cathedral's spires from the August, 2011 earthquake.

The Washington National Cathedral's spires began to crumble in the 2011 quake.

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