Earthquake General Safety Information

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An earthquake is a sudden, rapid shaking of the earth caused by the breaking and shifting of rock beneath the earth’s surface. Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year, day or night. Forty-five states and territories in the United States are at moderate to very high risk of earthquakes, and they are located in every region of the country.

SAFETY MEASURES TO TAKE DURING AND AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE:
Tips by the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Safety (DESPP)

For additional information on earthquakes:

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SOURCES: Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP); American Red Cross; Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); United States Geological Survey (USGS)
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: January2017