ShakeOut BC – Earthquake Preparedness
UBC’s Okanagan campus is encouraged to participate in ShakeOut BC on October 20 at 10:20 a.m. by practicing “Drop, Cover and Hold” or, at a minimum, learn what to do in the event of an earthquake. The Vancouver campus will be participating in the event.
ShakeOut BC is the largest earthquake drill in Canadian history. Earlier this year, more than 470,000 people participated in the first ShakeOut BC. The annual drill is the third Thursday of October.
Even though there haven’t been large earthquakes along the coast in recent years, small earthquakes happen often. More than 1,200 are recorded each year across the province.