ShakeOut BC October 20 - Join the province-wide earthquake drill

October 17, 2016

British Columbia is located in a high-risk zone for earthquakes, and scientists have been predicting a large earthquake in this area for many years. Over 1200 smaller earthquakes are recorded in BC every year, many of which are too small to be felt. There are other risks with earthquakes as well- an earthquake near the coast lasting 20 seconds or more can generate a tsunami.

October 20 is "ShakeOut BC Day," when millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On.

British Columbians can join the Great British Columbia ShakeOut by registering at

Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes – wherever you live, work, or travel.

Visit our webpage about how to prepare for earthquakes.