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FortisBC shakes it up in the ‘Quake Cottage’

by Erika Schade
July 4, 2016


Have you ever experienced an 8.0 magnitude earthquake? We hadn’t either… until just recently!

Elliot Moses, the community and aboriginal relations manager with FortisBC, was among the lucky folks who attended the Quake Cottage event in Squamish this spring. The Quake Cottage is a mobile earthquake simulator that allows people to experience the sensation of being in a major earthquake.

FortisBC shakes it up with an officer at the Quake Cottage in Squamish, B.C. 

“The movement was quite forceful and I think that experiencing a simulated earthquake like this really encourages people to be prepared,” said Elliot. “Even though natural disasters aren’t always top of mind, it doesn’t hurt to make sure you have an emergency preparedness kit and a plan to stay safe.”

Between April and June, the Quake Cottage stopped at public preparedness events, schools and corporate events in 34 communities throughout the province to educate the public about the benefits of proactive disaster preparation.

To learn how you can prepare your home or business for an earthquake, please visit our Earthquake Safety webpage.