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West Virginia to join in 'Shakeout' 2-plus years after powerful East Coast earthquake
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:01 AM EDT
Until a powerful earthquake rocked the East Coast on Aug. 23, 2011, West Virginia hadn't paid much attention to quakes. Not anymore.
The action is called "drop, cover and hold on." That means drop to the ground, take cover under a sturdy desk or table, and hold on until the shaking stops.
Schools, business, government agencies and individuals are expected to join in the drill.
The earthquake was centered in Mineral, Va., and was felt by an estimated 100 million people along the East Coast and as far north as Canada.