ShakeOut BC Day - Thursday October 17, 2013 10:17 AM

Earthquake Preparation!

Are you participating in the Great British Columia Shake Out? Why would you do that? From the ShakeOut website:

"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.

What we do now will determine our quality of life after our next big earthquake. Are you prepared to survive and recover quickly?"

Get more information here: ShakeOut BC

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Photo from UBC archives via Wikimedia Commons: Virgin Forest in Stanley Park 1912 by Rosetti Photographic Studios