The ShakeOutBC Earthquake Drill is coming up on Thursday, October 17th at 10:17am. Drop, Cover and Hold On! Practice how to prepare yourself during an earthquake and enhance your awareness of earthquake hazards at home, work, or school.
The province-wide drill, that will also take place around the globe in New Zealand, the United States, and Italy, follows the internationally-recognized “Drop, Cover and Hold On” protocol for up to 60 seconds during this simulated earthquake event.
British Columbia is overdue for a mega earthquake, but a new survey shows while British Columbians are somewhat aware that the big one is coming, they are not very knowledgeable when it comes to basic preparedness. Fifty-eight per cent are aware of a one-in-three chance of a significant earthquake striking in the next 50 years, and 75 per cent expect their home could be damaged by an earthquake. [GlobalBC]