Did you feel the bump?

Did You Feel the Bump?

Did you feel the bump, recently? At around 9pm on Thursday, June 15th, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.7 struck Washington State. And many people from Victoria, BC say that they felt it.

Some Quick Stats:

  • Depth: 54.1 kilometres
  • Location: 17 kilometres west of Lofall, Washington
  • Distance felt: As far as Sooke and Sidney, on Vancouver Island
  • Injuries & Death: None

With only a few hundred people reporting that they felt the tremor on Thursday night, it’s not exactly big news, but still an important reminder to get prepared. In our most recent post, we shared some earthquake preparedness tips for people who are just beginning the adventure.

Today, we want to share a few preparedness tips for those people who have already taken steps to get prepared for the inevitable earthquake:

  1. Set reminders to regularly practice an earthquake drill with your coworkers, classmates, or loved ones.
  2. Continue getting to know the people in your neighbourhood, so that it will be easier to mutually help each other out should an earthquake occur.
  3. Ensure that large furniture items that could fall easily — bookcases, for example — are bolted properly to the wall.
  4. Fine tune your emergency plan and escape route. Bring more of your family — near and far — into the equation.
  5. Go through your survival kit to remind yourself what’s in there, check expiry dates, and add to it.

Are you a hardcore emergency prepper? If you’ve gone past the basics and have some advice to share, we’d love to hear from you! Please leave a note in the comments below, or drop us a line on our Facebook Page!

-Content created by Sophie Wooding – Writer, gardener, cyclist and emergency preparedness enthusiast!

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