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Tag: Emergency Management


Pierce County shakin’ and quakin’ today in training drill

Hundreds of people, area schools and hospitals and more than 50 agencies will be participating in a two-day earthquake drill that starts today in Pierce County.

The first day of the countywide “Shake ‘n Quake” exercise will involve about 500 people from 50 agencies, according to a press release. They’ll be reacting to a magnitude 7.1 earthquake along the Tacoma Fault line. That line passes under Tacoma, Federal Way and Gig Harbor.

“It is predicted that the ground shaking during an earthquake through the Tacoma fault system would cause landslides, liquefaction and possibly a tsunami in the Sound, based on

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