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The Great SouthEast ShakeOut

At 10:17 a.m. on Oct. 17 all of MUSC will practice "Drop, Cover and Hold On" for The Great SouthEast ShakeOut, the region's largest earthquake drill ever. An earthquake drill consists of everyone getting under a table or desk and holding on for 10 to 20 seconds. You need to hold onto unsecure tables and desks because during an earthquake they will move.

Major eathquakes may happen anywhere you live, work or travel, The ShakeOut is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, MUSC and the community.

Once the ground starts shaking, you will have seconds to protect yourself. Do you know exactly what to do? Your quake safe solution does not involve a doorway, a triangle or running.

Prizes will be given for the best earthquake drill picture submitted to Amanda Ritsema, ritsema@muscedu, by a department, laboratory or classroom setting.

October 10, 2013


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