(ShakeOut BC)

Who said learning can’t be fun?

ShakeOut BC just released a series of cheeky educational earthquake safety videos to raise awareness for the largest earthquake preparedness drill in the province.

The videos feature the mischievous duo, Quake and Aftershock, who aren’t afraid to cause a little mayhem and call people out when they’re being unsafe during an earthquake.

You can see in the videos that the pair of hooligans target people who aren’t following proper earthquake safety behaviour, like Linda’s boss.

Hopefully a real earthquake is not as destructive as these two, but if it is, it might be worth registering for the Great British Columbian ShakeOut.

Each video shows what to do if you’re caught in an earthquake in different locations, like on a bus for example.

“Don’t be left out of this year’s Great BC ShakeOut on October 18,” said Dave Cockle, President of the BC Earthquake Alliance.

“Right now 730,000 British Columbians have registered to take part, but we have a long way to go before everyone in the province knows what to do in the event of an earthquake.”

The Great BC ShakeOut will be held Thursday, October 18 at 10:18 a.m. Last year, there was a new record for participation set, with nearly 900,000 individuals taking part across the province.

“There is a one-in-three chance that a significant earthquake will strike southwestern British Columbia in the next 50 years,” said Aaron Sutherland, Vice President of Pacific, Insurance Bureau of Canada.

To participate in ShakeOut BC’s earthquake drill, and learn more about earthquake preparedness, register here.

 

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