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NEW YORK CITY-People up and down the East Coast felt the 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Virginia on Tuesday afternoon, prompting a quick response from the New York Chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association, who alerted its members and landlords to enact its citywide emergency action plan as a result of the temblor. “We started making phone calls and we advised our members to follow the procedures and plans that are in-place through the multitudes of emergency management plans in all of the buildings the city collectively has,” says Lou Trimboli, chair of BOMA NY’s preparedness committee, in an interview with GlobeSt.com, after the quake’s aftershocks caused buildings to sway and vibrate across the five boroughs.

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