Friday at 11: Live Chat on East Coast Earthquake with USGS Expert

Registering at 5.8 on the Richter Scale, the earthquake that rattled the East Coast Tuesday afternoon was one of the largest in decades.

Want to know more about what happened, and if it can happen again? We'll answer these questions and more during a live, online chat with one of our top scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey Friday at 11:00 am EDT.

To join the chat, go to If you would like to submit questions prior to the chat, you can do so by emailing us at

Once you are logged in, just type your question in the chat window and we will get to as many questions as time allows.

Events like these remind us that science plays a crucial role in our daily lives. We hope that we'll be able to answer your questions about the East Coast Earthquake. We look forward to you joining us tomorrow morning at 11:00 am EDT.

Tim Fullerton is the Director of New Media at the Department of the Interior
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