FYI Earthquake in BC, Risk Update

Hello parents – for your information from a fellow parent in the neighbourhood:

Apparently every 14 months there is about a two period where the risk of a major earthquake is higher – so much so that the seismologist highlighted in this article won’t go into an underground parking lot!

Read more http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/earthquakes-bc-slow-slip-1.3794192.

The high risk period started on Feb 18 so theoretically we should be getting close to the end for this year.  In 2018, it will be sometime in late April/May.  This website which is very technical provides more details http://www.pnsn.org/tremor/tremor-log/ets-event-of-winter-2017.

ETS stands for Episodic Tremor and Slip (ETS).

The best way to feel better about earthquakes is to be prepared.  I still have lots to do myself!  See http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc for a bunch of info.

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