The Great British Columbia ShakeOut, 2017

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Do you know what to do when the shaking starts?

Immediately Drop, Cover and Hold On

It is not too early to start planning for the annual Great Britishe Columbia Shakeout Drill.  The next one is October 19, 2017  at exactly 10:19  a.m.  This drill gives everyone a chance to practice the Drop, Cover and Hold On procedure. In October 2016 800,000  British Columbians took part.

Are you teaching a course or lab at that time?  Add it to the course outline.  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 out  ShakeOut FAQs.

Is 10:19 a.m. on October 19th, 2017 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 19, 2017,  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 2017 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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