At 10:18 a.m., Oct. 18 MUSC is going to practice the appropriate earthquake response called the Great Southeast Shake Out.
More than 100 years ago, Charleston experienced the most damaging earthquake in the eastern United States. This 7.3 magnitude earthquake that rocked the city, damaged nearly 90 percent of brick structures and killed 100 people. Charleston is still at risk for an earthquake of this magnitude so now is the time to prepare. If you feel the ground shaking, stay calm, drop to the floor, seek cover under a desk or sturdy furniture, and hold on to that piece of furniture until the ground stops shaking.
For information, call Amanada Ritsema at 792-8514 or MUSC Risk Management at 792-3055. Information also may be found at www.musc.edu and click "The Great Southeast Shakeout."