One year ago today, an earthquake shook the Delaware Valley

    A lot has happened since Aug. 23, 2011.

    Ex-Philly schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman took a buyout, Hurricane Irene wreaked her havoc upon us and Chris Christie spent way too much time denying vice presidential aspirations.

    But one year ago today, the earth beneath the Delaware Valley — and beyond — started shaking.
    A 5.8 earthquake hit Virginia that afternoon, sending tremors up and down the East Coast.

    Knick-knacks toppled from shelves, pictures fell of walls and transit systems were delayed. And then life returned to normal.

    Did the 2011 event inspire you to think more about safety and emergency planning, or has it become just another distant memory?

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