Do you want to know what a magnitude 8.0 earthquake feels like, before the real thing happens?

In September, an earthquake simulator is making its way around the Capital Region to educate people on what it really feels like to stop, drop and cover.

The portable simulator, called Shake Zone, was brought to B.C. by the Insurance Bureau of Canada, and has since partnered with the provincial government and 34 local communities to give residents a first-hand look at quakes.

It looks like a trailer, sits three, and is connected to a generator that rocks the whole thing back and forth, and from side to side.

In addition to the earthquake simulator, emergency responders as well as emergency preparedness and insurance displays will be onsite to help educate on best practices to be prepared and lower your risk.

Experience an earthquake simulator in Esquimalt:

  • September 10th at Bullen Park – TBA

Experience an earthquake simulator in Saanich:

  • September 9th at the Main fire hall on Vernon Avenue from 10AM-2PM
  • September 11th at Liz Ashton Campus Centre – TBA
  • September  12th at UVic’s McPherson Library from 9:30AM-3:30PM

Experience an earthquake simulator in Sidney:

  • September 17th at Panorama Recreation – TBA

Experience an earthquake simulator in Victoria:

  • September 13th at Centennial Square – TBA

Experience an earthquake simulator in West Shore:

  • September 14th – Colwood – Juan de Fuca Rec. Centre – TBA

* TBA = times to be announced. This list is subject to change. Please keep checking back.

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