Get ready to drop, cover and hold on

Cracked pavement after earthquake

Once again, the Great B.C. ShakeOut drill will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m.

Hundreds of thousands of British Columbians will take part in a dress rehearsal to practice how to “drop, cover, and hold on” in the event of a high-magnitude earthquake.

An opportunity to practice how to be safe during earthquakes, residents and businesses are encouraged to register at https://www.shakeoutbc.ca to be counted in the drill and to obtain resources and information.

The B.C. Shakeout website has a wealth of information about how to participate and most importantly, how to perform the Drop, Cover and Hold On — a quake-safe action designed to protect people from objects that can become projectiles during ground shaking.

Over 56.4 Million Participants Worldwide
Participants in BC Last Year:725 Thousand
Map with clickable regions of British Columbia
Who's Participating? Click on a region on the map of BC to see the region specific participation tally.
176 Days Until the 2024 ShakeOut
Current BC Wide Total 9,937
Cariboo 973
Kootenay 20
Lower Mainland 5,101
Nechako 1
North Coast 1
Northeast 0
Thompson Okanagan 91
Vancouver Island / Coast 3,733