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South Carolina Emergency Management and the LGOA are participating in the 2014 Shake Out on October 16th at 10:16am to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes, and to get prepared.

The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut is an eight-state drill spanning much of the central United States.

Why: While South Carolina is usually not known for earthquakes, 10 to 30 earthquakes are recorded annually and 2 to 5 earthquakes are felt each year.

How: You can participate as an individual or a group/organization.

Posters/Flyers to support participation:

Just register! At

If you have a family member, know, or work with someone with disabilities or access and functional needs, the attachment has more specific information for the Shake Out.