host picture

Bookmark and Share

How to survive an earthquake

Book cover: Are You Ready
Are you ready for an earthquake? Vancouver Island residents got another reminder of the need to prepare for one with the latest strong tremor off the west coast. The magniturde 6.3 quake shook parts of the Island, Sunshine Coast and Lower Mainland on the afternoon of Sept. 9 

Scientists say Vancouver Island and the mainland West Coast are due for a devastating quake anytime in the next couple of hundred years. 

Maggie Mooney is an author who has spent a lot of time looking at the best ways to survive and stay safe in a major earthquake.

Her newly published book is titled "Are You Ready? A comprehensive guide to earthquake prep." It's published by Douglas and McIntyre

PODCAST: Download (7:28 min)


Download Flash Player to view this content.

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.