East Coast Earthquake Safety Tips

Earthquake Safety Tips

There was an earthquake on the east coast today (8-23-2011) which prevented the Handyguys from delivering their weekly audio webcast. It is not completely uncommon for earthquakes to hit the mid-atlantic states*, including our own Pennsylvania, so we decided to feature important east cost earthquake safety tips:

earthquake scream
Run and Scream after minor east coast quake
  1. When building shakes, run immediately for exits.  Scream if able.
  2. Panic.
  3. Drive around city looking for new cracks in the road. Add to traffic gridlock.
  4. Call every family member and tie up cell phone network for hours.
  5. Go home from work early to see if loved ones felt the quake.
  6. Bring local commerce to halt (see #2 through #4 above)
  7. Blame earthquake on Obama’s vacation.
  8. Speak to your children about unexpected events that could cause the usual media panic and alarm.
  9. Call your friends in California to inquire about aftershocks.
  10. Order Pizza.
  11. Listen to Handyguys podcast on hurricane preparedness. Get ready for coming hurricane.
  12. Dig out old CB scanner and listen to emergency operations.
  13. Check Liberty Bell for new cracks.

    Liberty Bell
    Did Earthquake cause crack to expand?
  14. Find Duct Tape.

East Coast Quake Damage:

Washington, D.C.:

capital building
Capital Building After August Quake. Is there a crack on top?


Philadelphia Independence Hall
Philadelphia’s Independence is still standing after all these years.

*While this earthquake was reported at 5.9 magnatude, there have been other earthquakes in PA according to the USGS:

Note: This is a tongue-in-cheek text only post from the Handyguys. There is no audio.

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