Do you know what to do in the event of an earthquake? Participate in ShakeOut BC Oct. 18 on campus to learn how to stay safe.
Earthquake Threat In Canada, the coast of British Columbia is the region most at risk from a major earthquake. More than 1200 earthquakes are recorded in the province each year Although most are too small to be felt, an earthquake capable of causing structural damage is expected to occur once every 10 years. As British Columbia is at high risk for a major earthquake, it is important that individuals prepare for major earthquakes and practice how to protect themselves. ShakeOut DrillThe ShakeOut BC Organizing Committee is promoting the third provincewide earthquake drill to be held on October 18th, 2012, at 10:18 am, to enhance public awareness of the earthquake hazard and encourage personal preparedness. “The Great British Columbia Shakeout” is being led by the ShakeOut BC Organizing Committee, a coalition of local, provincial, federal and non-governmental organizations working together to promote earthquake preparedness to British Columbians. Royal Roads University’s Participation The University’s participation in the Shakeout drill will involve the following: The University’s participation in the Great British Columbia Shakeout will be promoted to: increase public awareness about the earthquake threat in British Columbia, and encourage public participation through the advertisement and the distribution of promotional posters at University facilities. At 10:18 a.m. on Oct. 18, 2012, Royal Roads University will join other organizations around the province and North America in the internationally recognized Drop, Cover and Hold On Protocol for up to 2 minutes. All participants will be asked to: · Drop to the ground· Take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and· Hold on to it until the shaking stops (1 to 2 minutes) An information table will be set up outside the Habitat Café on Oct.17, 2012 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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