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Earthquake Tips from Virginia Students

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Tens of millions of people were startled by the sudden ground shaking from a rare magnitude 5.8 earthquake in central Virginia in August of 2011. Just this school year, there were celebrations for the re-opening of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Louisa County, right at the earthquake's epicenter. In this video, students discuss their experiences, school officials note the importance of earthquake awareness, and USGS highlights research underway and the role of science to inform preparedness.




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