The Great British Columbia Shake Out – October 20, 2011
On October 20, 2011 at 10:20 a.m., practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” during the largest earthquake drill in Canadian history!
We all should be better prepared for major earthquakes, and know how to protect ourselves when they happen. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to help people and organizations do both.
While potential earthquake hazards depend on your location, everywhere in British Columbia is considered at high risk in relation to the rest of the country because of the Cascadia Subduction Zone off our coast. On January 26, 1700, a magnitude 9 earthquake (similar to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake off the coast of Japan) shook the entire province as well as Washington, Oregon, and California, and generated a massive tsunami.
For more information, please visit: http://www.shakeoutbc.ca