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A Candid Plea from an Emergency Preparedness Company

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A Candid Plea from an Emergency Preparedness Company

Every time an earthquake happens along the West Coast of North America, we see a spike in earthquake kit sales.  This is to be expected, as earthquakes happening nearby are a perfect reminder that you too live in an earthquake prone area and should be prepared just in case. It's been 3 weeks now since the first of 8 notable earthquakes struck the Pacific Coastline.  Along with these quakes were thousands of aftershocks that caused structure fires, mass power-outages and even hospital closures.  EarthquakeKit.ca and every other emergency preparedness company along the coast has been working tirelessly to get caught up...

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Recent Seismic Activity a Wake-Up Call for the Entire West Coast

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Recent Seismic Activity a Wake-Up Call for the Entire West Coast

Many California residents got a 4th of July surprise in the form of a magnitude 6.4 earthquake.  Communities such as Ridgecrest (150 miles north of Los Angeles) reported very strong shaking and even declared a state of emergency, which was later echoed by the Governor of California.  Felt as far away as Los Angeles and Las Vegas, over 50,000 people have reported feeling the quake on the USGS online portal.  As a whole, the quake was surely felt by hundreds of thousands of residents.  The estimated economic losses appear to be non-severe, but Southern California towns continue to assess the damage...

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Six Mid-to-High Magnitude Earthquakes Occur Off BC Coastline - Continued Aftershocks Expected

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Six Mid-to-High Magnitude Earthquakes Occur Off BC Coastline - Continued Aftershocks Expected

At 10:39pm local time yesterday evening a 6.6 magnitude earthquake occurred off the west coast of Vancouver Island.  This quake was followed by aftershock 6.8, 6.5 and 4.9 magnitude quakes within the next hour.  Another aftershock occurred at 12:13am, this time a 4.4 magnitude quake.  Then this morning another 5.2 magnitude aftershock at 9:13am. No reports of damage as of yet and no tsunami warnings were issued for any of the quakes.  Not many people have even reported feeling the quakes even on western Vancouver Island, within 200km of where these quakes took place. Aftershocks are expected to continue over...

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M 6.6 Earthquake 218km SW of Port Hardy

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M 6.6 Earthquake 218km SW of Port Hardy

At 10:39pm local time this evening a 6.6 magnitude earthquake occurred off the west coast of Vancouver Island.  No reports of damage as of yet and no tsunami warnings appear to have been issued. We immediately posted it to social media asking our followers to let us know if they felt it or not.  So far, no one has reported feeling it, even in communities on the middle west coast of Vancouver Island.  You would typically expect some reports of shaking to come in for a quake of this size, but we appear to have dodged a bullet. For more...

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The Great BC Shakeout 2018 and Save 5% on Deluxe Earthquake Kits

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The Great BC Shakeout 2018 and Save 5% on Deluxe Earthquake Kits

On October 18th, don't forget to join us and over 680,000 other participants in the Great BC ShakeOut.  This province-wide earthquake preparedness drill is an absolute must for anyone living in Coastal BC.  On top of taking part in this drill, I also recommend that every household have a meeting that same evening to discuss the drill and review their own emergency plan. Take Part in the Great BC ShakeOut Click here to register and take part in the Great BC ShakeOut on October 18th! Save 5% on Deluxe Earthquake Kits For one week only, in honor of the Great...

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