RISK CONTROL FLASH BULLETIN - EARTHQUAKE IN VIRGINIA
A strong earthquake shook the east coast on Tuesday causing buildings to sway and triggering some precautionary evacuations. The jolt was felt from Boston to North Carolina.
If you need assistance, please contact your Lockton Risk Control Services team. After normal business hours, please call the emergency phone at (720) 244-9281.
Attached are some links to information on what to do after an earthquake:
USGS Earthquake Page Valuable links to information on preparedness and response.
FEMA Earthquake Information Page Valuable information on what to do before, during, and after an earthquake.
Helpful Hints On How To Spot Earthquake Damage It's not hard to recognize major earthquake damage: buildings reduced to a pile of rubble, collapsed bridges, mobile homes tossed off their pilings. But how can you spot earthquake damage that may mimic plain old wear and tear or be so subtle it's hard to find?
What Is Richter Magnitude? Seismologists use a Magnitude scale to express the seismic energy released by each earthquake.