Great British Columbia Shake Out

The COVID-19 pandemic means ShakeOut will be virtual this year. It is still important to practice how to be safe when the earth shakes – at home, work or school. By practicing the Drop, Cover, Hold-on response, we create muscle memory which helps people act quickly by getting to a safe space during an earthquake.

While specific earthquake hazards depend on your location, British Columbia is in a seismically active region, and experiences earthquakes every day. ShakeOut BC is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safe during big earthquakes and to encourage everyone to review and update emergency preparedness plans.