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5 Earthquake Preparedness Tips for Back to School 2018

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5 Earthquake Preparedness Tips for Back to School 2018

When asked why they don't have an emergency kit, most BC residents say they've been meaning to put one together, but just haven't gotten around to it yet. This rationale is amplified during back to school season. Parents try rampantly to get their kids ready for back to school all the while trying to enjoy that last little bit of summer by traveling and doing outdoor activities. As a result, the thought of preparing for something that may not happen in the near future may seem extraneous to most parents. However, the reality is that there is no better time...

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Earthquake Risk Heightened Over Next Few Weeks

Posted by Karl Lundgren on

Roughly every 14 months the Pacific Northwest goes through a seismic cycle known as a slow-slip event.  For about a two to six week period the region will experience thousands of small earthquakes as a result of seismic stress where the Juan de Fuca and North American plates connect.  This also heightens the likelihood of a major earthquake occurring in BC or Washington State.  Based on the 14 month guideline, the next slow-slip event should start around April 18.  That being said, mother nature doesn't follow set schedules, so we've started to keep a very close eye on the data...

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We Track the Expiry Dates for You

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Did you know that we track the expiry dates on the water and food rations for every single order placed through us?  The water and food rations we sell have a 5 year shelf life, so at around 4 years and 9 months from your order date we contact you regarding replacement of these rations.  At this time, we also have you check that all electronics in your kit are still working and that nothing has expired in your first aid kit.  This allows you to purchase only the replacement items you need, instead of replacing the entire kit.  If...

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7 Years Later - 7 Things BC Can Learn from the Great East Japan Earthquake

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7 years ago on March 11 a magnitude 8.9 earthquake shook the very fabric of the Japanese people and the world for that matter. The quake, which was felt at distances greater than a 2500 km radius, struck off the northeast coast of Japan. The quake itself and the resulting tsunami killed over 20,000 people. Each year we pay our respects to those that lost their lives and those that continue to struggle in the aftermath of this disaster. Those wishing to make a donation to the continuing relief efforts may do so through the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. It's...

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Risk of Major Earthquakes Heightened in 2018

Posted by Karl Lundgren on

As with many things in nature, Earth’s rotation goes through cycles. Periods where it slows down and then speeds back up. While scientists have theories to explain this phenomenon, no definitive or widely accepted answer has been found. The University of Montana and the University of Colorado shared some interesting findings in 2017 of a study they conducted. They looked at the occurrence of all major earthquakes, magnitude 7 or higher, since the year 1900. The study found there were 5 periods of increased activity where between 25-30 major earthquakes happened per year. This is double the average of 15...

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