Earthquake sim hits Pitt Meadows

October 18, 2017

By Neil Corbett – Maple Ridge News

Students at Pitt Meadows secondary felt the tremors of an earthquake on Monday morning – or a close approximation of one.

The disaster preparedness specialists at Motionsafe Inc brought a mobile earthquake similator to the school, to give students an the feeling of what it is like to be an earthquake measuring about 8.0 on the richter scale.

Jim Jardine explained the kids sit down and watch scenes from the old movie Earthquake, a 1974 disaster film starring Charleton Heston, while the simulator rocks them violently.

It was a timely message, as because Thursday is the Great British Columbia ShakeOut, when at 10:19 a.m. millions of people will practise how to drop, cover and hold on as part of a worldwide earthquake drill.

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