The Great British Columbia ShakeOut, 2016

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Do you know what to do when the shaking starts?

Immediately Drop, Cover and Hold On

The annual Great British Columbia ShakeOut drill is occurring across the province on October 20, 2016  at exactly 10:20  a.m. This drill gives everyone a chance to practice the Drop, Cover and Hold On procedure. Last year over 770,000 British Columbians took part.

If you are teaching at the time of the drill, discuss the procedures with your class and join UVic in "Shaking Out." For more  information on the ShakeOut drill, check the ShakeOut FAQs.

Is 10:20 a.m. an inconvenient time? We encourage you to hold an earthquake drill in your work area or classroom at any time during the week of the ShakeOut drill.

Do you know what to do when the shaking stops?

Once it is safe, cautiously evacuate the building and immediately make your way to the Campus Assembly Area (UVic playing fields). For further information including the safest routes to the Campus Assembly Area check UVic's campus evacuation procedures.

Do you want to learn more about earthquakes, aftershocks and tsunamis?

On October 20,  please participate in the campus-wide UVic ShakeOut drill. It will only take 2 minutes, but could save your life.   If you take any photos or videos of the 2015 ShakeOut drill that you'd like to share, please forward to .   Did you know, Grab and Go kits and emergency radios are available at the UVic Bookstore?

Watch Thunder put his earthquake kit together and help students during a quake.

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