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Statewide earthquake drill to be held Thursday
Statewide earthquake drill to be held Thursday

Maryland emergency management officials are holding a statewide earthquake drill Thursday, reminding residents they should be prepared for temblors like the one that shook the East Coast in August 2011. In that case, a 5.8 magnitude quake centered in Virginia, many people did not know how to react. "Instead of crouching under a desk or sturdy table, many people evacuated their homes or workplaces, unaware of the potential injury from falling debris," Maryland Emergency Management Agency officials said in a statement. "While this earthquake was not strong enough to cause significant damage to the outside of buildings in Maryland, an even slightly stronger tremor could...

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