Earthquake Preparedness

An earthquake happens when the surface of the earth shakes, due to a release of energy below the earth’s surface. Earthquakes are often so minor they cannot be felt, and sometimes so significant as to cause major damage and loss of life. The College Park area is not located in an area known for earthquakes; however, very occasionally earthquakes are felt in our region. Learn more about earthquakes at the US Geological Survey website, and watch our video for tips on what to do in the unlikely event you experience an earthquake.