The Great British Columbia ShakeOut, 2014

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Do you know what to do when the shaking starts?

Immediately Drop, Cover and Hold On

The annual Great BC ShakeOut drill is occurring across the province on Oct. 16 at exactly 10:16 a.m. This drill gives everyone a chance to practice the Drop, Cover and Hold On procedure. Last year nearly 700,000 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.

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 16 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 2014 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 for the special discount price of $29.95 and emergency radios for $24.95.


Drop, cover and Hold On!

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

Great BC ShakeOut drill at UVic, 2013

Drop, cover and hold on! Some footage from the Great BC ShakeOut, the province's largest earthquake drill. Here's what a drill looks like in a lecture hall. View on YouTube.

Drop, Cover and Hold On!

This is a short UVic-created video created demonstrates how to respond during an earthquake in a campus setting. Whether you're in a classroom, office, cafeteria or outside make sure you Drop, Cover and Hold On when the shaking starts. View on YouTube.

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