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What to do if you have earthquake anxiety, according to an expert

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Homes and buildings in the Northeast shook on Friday morning due to a 4.8 magnitude earthquake near New York City. The earthquake startled residents as far away as Philadelphia and Washington, DC. No life-threatening situations or significant damage were reported. However, the earthquake could trigger flashbacks for those who lived through 9/11. Dr. Gail Saltz, a clinical associate professor of psychiatry, discussed how past trauma can resurface and provided coping techniques for those feeling uneasy. She emphasized the importance of decreasing overall anxiety levels through techniques such as deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation.