2.2 million people in the SouthEast participate in Earthquake Awareness Week

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SOUTH CAROLINA (WCBD) — Governor Nikki Halley is highlighting Earthquake Awareness Week from October 16 –22 across the state. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is encouraging South Carolina residents to learn about the state’s seismic fault system and how to best prepare for earthquakes.

On Thursday morning at 10:20 a.m., the ‘Great Southeast ShakeOut” will take place.

The theme for this year’s statewide Earthquake Awareness Weeks is “Aftershock: 130,” honoring the 130th anniversary of the largest earthquake to ever hit the East Coast.

The Great ShakeOUT is open to everyone in South Carolina. Similar to other emergency preparedness drills sponsored by SCEMD, the signal to begin the drill will be broadcast at 10:16 a.m. on NOAA tone-alert weather radio and broadcast media.

Schools, businesses, neighborhood groups, families and individuals are all encouraged to take part in this earthquake preparedness event.

Click here to register for the ShakeOut.

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