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The Great NorthEast ShakeOut is a multi-state earthquake drill spanning nine states of the northeast United States. Earthquake information for Pennsylvania is below.

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State Points of Contact
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
Timothy L. Roth, Supervisor, External Affairs Office, (717) 346-3149
Thomas S. Hughes, State Hazard Mitigation Officer (717) 671.3616

Regional ShakeOut Coordinators
Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC)
Ed Fratto, Executive Director, (781) 224-9876
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region III
Darlene Messina, Regional Earthquake Program Manager


people are currently registered to participate in this year's Great NorthEast ShakeOut.

are from Pennsylvania

Number of Pennsylvania registrants in each category

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Map of Pennsylvania earthquake history

Earthquakes in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey

Earthquake Information for New Jersey
United States Geological Survey

Recent Earthquakes in the Northeast
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

New Jersey Earthquake History
United States Geological Survey

Earthquake Information for the Northeast
Northeast States Emergency Consortium

Earthquakes In and Near the Northeastern United States, 1638-1998
United States Geological Survey

Cape Ann earthquake of 1755
United States Geological Survey

Why Does the Earth Quake in New England?
Weston Observatory, Boston College

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