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Earthquakes and you: What you should know when the earth quakes in Virginia Pete Berquist & Lynsey LeMay, Geology Department Garth MacDonald, Office of.

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1 Earthquakes and you: What you should know when the earth quakes in Virginia Pete Berquist & Lynsey LeMay, Geology Department Garth MacDonald, Office of Safety & Emergency Preparedness

2 Locations of Earthquakes

3 How much energy is released during an earthquake? 23 Aug, 2013 VA Earthquake Grotzinger, Press, and Gordon

4 There are different ways to measure earthquake intensity I.Not Felt II.Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors, or favorably placed. III.Felt indoors. Vibration like passing of light trucks. IV.Vibration like passing of heavy trucks. V.Felt outdoors. Small unstable objects displaced or upset. VI.Felt by all. Furniture moved. Weak plaster/masonry cracks. VII. Difficulty to stand. Damage to masonry and chimneys. VIII. Partial collapse of masonry. Frame houses moved. IX. Masonry seriously damaged or destroyed. X. Many buildings and bridges destroyed. XI. Rails bent greatly. Pipelines severely damaged. XII. Damage nearly total. TNCC Wash. DC Epicenter Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

5 If you feel an earthquake, get on Google and search for: “Did you feel it” …..of course once you are safe

6 This plan is the first line of defense (or action) we want our students, employees and guests to perform when an incident occurs. These instructions are short and concise and are geared toward general responses to identified threats.  Medical Emergencies  Evacuations  Fire  Severe Weather  EARTHQUAKE  Active Shooter  Bomb Threat  Emergency Information Administrative Procedure Manual 12.2 Emergency Action Plan

7 Earthquake Response can be found on page 21: Administrative Procedure Manual 12.2 Emergency Action Plan DROP COVER HOLD ON

8 Questions? Geology: Pete Berquist Hastings 303 Lynsey LeMay Hastings 329-H Emergency Protocol: Garth MacDonald Diggs


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