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Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security


Even though our area is subject to earthquakes on an infrequent basis, some areas of Maryland are at moderate risk for earthquakes. Earthquakes strike without warning so it's important to prepare in advance if one were to occur.

Before an earthquake:

During an earthquake:

Following an earthquake:

Alert Montgomery
 Be sure and sign up for Alert Montgomery, in advance, so you will receive any important updates.


For more information on preparing for earthquakes, visit