Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) monitors and provides information about natural hazards in Canada to help Canadians understand and prepare for natural hazards, support emergency responders and to reduce the losses from hazards events. NRCan is developing, with partners, a national Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system designed to enhance early detection and warning in areas of moderate to high earthquake hazard and concentrations of population and infrastructure. In Canada, this earthquake risk is concentrated along the west coast of British Columbia, the Ottawa River Valley, and the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
Every year on Oct 20, millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. ShakeOutBC is our province’s annual event that helps you prepare for the next “Big One”.
The BC Earthquake Alliance and the Great BC ShakeOut are pleased to support and be a part of the Fallen City Performance. Please stop by our table to learn more about earthquake and tsunami preparedness, register for the Great BC ShakeOut, and get a prize! Our goal is to have a province that is prepared and able to respond appropriately to the next big earthquake!