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2019 ShakeOut Exercise

2018 shakeout logoRegistration is open for the 2019 ShakeOut Exercise!

Major earthquakes can happen anywhere – even here in eastern Virginia. Our most recent, notable earthquake reported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported registered as a magnitude 5.8 Mw occurring at an approximate depth of 3.7 miles and was centered in Louisa County, 5 miles SSW of Mineral, Virginia and 37 miles NW of Richmond. Shaking was felt from Atlanta, Georgia to Illinois to Detroit, Michigan to Barrie, Ontario to New Brunswick. The earthquake caused an estimated $70 million in damage in Louisa County and forced Louisa County High School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School to close for the year as well as rendering a dozen homes unlivable.

When: The 2019 Shake Out Exercise will be conducted on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:17 a.m. 

Participation: This exercise is open to all Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition member organizations.

Exercise Objectives: Healthcare Incident Command, use of HICS forms, facilities management and communications are the focus of this year’s exercise.

Registration Required: Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition members should register to paticipate at:

***  If you have questions about this exercise, or if you are not a Coalition member and want to participate in this exercise, contact the EVHC Office at (757) 963-0632. or e-mail Judy Shuck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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