Earthquake damage can extend for miles from the epicenter of these traumatic shifts in the earth's crust, resulting in collapsed buildings, bridges and overpasses; cracked roadways; downed power lines; broken gas lines; fires; explosions; and landslides. Earthquakes at sea can trigger tsunamis that crash into and devastate islands and coastal areas.

Preparing Your Home

During an Earthquake

After an Earthquake

Terms to Know

Information provided by the Virginia Office of EMS Emergency Prepardness Guide.

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