Updated: Sunday, 29 Jul 2012, 3:50 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 29 Jul 2012, 7:00 AM EDT
(WTNH) -- Earthquakes can and do happen in Connecticut. The one that rocked the state back in the summer of 2011 was a great example.
The August 23rd, 2011 quake, measuring 5.8, was centered in Virginia, but was felt from Georgia to Canada. Not only that, but caused quite a bit of damage.
Seismologist Dr. John Ebel is here to share more about earthquakes and what you need to know to stay safe.
He says that you should have disaster kits ready, just in case. Make a plan and ensure everything is safe.
Not only will this come in handy for a potential earthquake, but it can also help for storms like Irene and the October Nor'easter.
If caught in an earthquake, drop cover and hold on. Afterwards, check out the damage, communicate and then recover.