Earthquake simulator coming to Vancouver City Hall on Tuesday

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Do you want to know what a magnitude 8.0 earthquake feels like, before the real thing happens?

On Tuesday, the Quake Cottage mobile earthquake simulator will be making a stop on the north lawn of Vancouver City Hall.

Everyone is welcome to attend the free event, which will also have interactive information booths on how to prepare for, respond to and recover from earthquakes, tsunamis, heat waves and other disasters.

Quake Cottage featured on Anderson Cooper:

“The recent earthquake in Nepal was a tragedy that cost far too many lives, and it’s important that it serve as a reminder for everyone in Vancouver to take time to ensure they are prepared for emergencies,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson in a statement. “While no-one can predict when or what kind of disaster will strike, we can enhance safety for families and ourselves by planning and preparing ahead of time.”

The simulator is a part of the city’s Earthquake Preparedness Week activities and will travel to other Metro Vancouver municipalities later this week.

In addition to the simulator, the City is holding free emergency planning workshops in May and June to help citizens prepare for an emergency. The workshops are 90 minutes in duration and held at community centres and public libraries.

Experience an earthquake simulator at City Hall

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: North side of Vancouver City Hall (453 West 12th Avenue)

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