Public Earthquake lecture given in Vancouver by University of British Columbia scientists

Earthquakes: What you should know, from the ground up

Vancouver is located in a highly active seismic area, with more than 1,200 small earthquakes recorded each year across the province. For decades, experts have warned that the region is overdue for a massive seismic event — a mega-thrust earthquake. Although it’s not something most of us think about on a daily basis, we can’t afford to be complacent; we need to be prepared for “the Big One.” Join UBC experts for a fascinating discussion about what happens beneath your feet during an earthquake and what you should do as soon as the shaking stops.

This free event is presented by UBC Applied Science in partnership with the UBC Faculty of Science and alumni UBC as part of the province-wide ShakeOut initiative that takes place annually in mid-October.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
7:00 – 9:30 pm

Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

Coal Harbour Ballroom
1180 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC


Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Event details
Tuesday, 7 October, 2014 - 19:00 - 21:30
1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC