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Could an Earthquake Happen in Georgia?

Yes...here's what ReadyGeorgia says abouth earthquakes in Georgia...

According to Georgia Tech’s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, 15 percent of the world’s earthquakes are scattered over areas like Georgia that lack clearly defined active faults. Although earthquakes in Georgia are comparatively rare, scattered earthquakes have caused significant damage and can be an important consideration for homeowners.

Before an Earthquake

  • Develop a Disaster Plan
  • Secure cabinets, bookcases and mirrors to wall studs. Avoid installing bookcases next to beds, since heavily loaded structures could fall causing significant injury or death.
  • Do NOT hang pictures over the bed.
  • Strap any gas or electric water heater to wall studs. A broken gas line can cause a fire, while a knocked over or ruptured tank could cause damage or scalding.
  • Store hazardous or flammable materials safely. If a container of flammable liquid spills during an earthquake, any source of flame may ignite the fluid and start a fire.
  • Be prepared for 3-days of self-sufficiency. This is also good preparation for inclement weather and other disasters. Have on hand a flashlight, portable radio, first aid kits, fire extinguisher, and water for 3 days.
  • Bolt house to foundation if possible. Houses in the southeast are built to stand-upright, and may not withstand shaking.
  • Loss of contact with the foundation is a major source of damage in many large earthquakes.
  • Keep important documents (insurance policies) up to date and safe. Determine if earthquake insurance is right for you.
  • Consider having chimneys, roofs, and walls checked for stability. Bricks from chimneys and wall facings if not secured can fall and cause significant damage or injury.

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