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 67.9 Million Participants Worldwide
Participants in BC Last Year:700 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.
Join the Drill Don't miss out, register by Dec 31st.
Current BC Wide Total 639,496
Cariboo 1,603
Kootenay 3,431
Lower Mainland 392,284
Nechako 417
North Coast 9,071
Northeast 535
Thompson Okanagan 24,585
Vancouver Island / Coast 140,504