Risk in B.C.
While potential earthquake hazards depend on your location, everywhere in British Columbia is considered at high risk in relation to the rest of Canada. For example, 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.
Why “Shake Out”?
The Great British Columbia ShakeOut, organized by the British Columbia Earthquake Alliance (BCEA), is an annual opportunity for individuals, communities, schools, and organizations to practice essential earthquake safety measures such as “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.” Beyond the drill, participants are encouraged to critically review and update their emergency preparedness plans and supplies, while also taking proactive measures to secure their spaces and prevent potential damage and injuries.
The BC Earthquake Alliance (BCEA) is a not-for-profit society whose mission is to build a culture of earthquake and tsunami preparedness. For more information about the BC Earthquake Alliance, please visit bcearthquakealliance.ca.
Be Prepared For The Next One: Get Registered!
By registering for the ShakeOut, you or your organization will: