Rare 5.9 Earthquake Strikes Virgina

Virgina Earthquake Intensity

Virgina Earthquake Intensity

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake centered near Mineral, Va., rocked the mid-Atlantic states and was felt as far north at Manhattan and as far south as North Carolina.

This is a good reminder that earthquakes can strike throughout the entire USA, not just the West Coast.  Its important for all large buildings and facilities to have an earthquake section of their emergency & evacuation plan.

It’s reported that that JFK airport has been shut down.  That is ludicrous. There has been no loss of communications or infrastructure and the associated losses for an avoidable airport shutdown are enormous.  By having a comprehensive emergency response plan with simple evacuation/shutdown decision triggers can save hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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