Earthquakes: What you should know, from the ground up

Vancouver is located in a highly active seismic area, with more than 1,200 small earthquakes recorded each year across the province. For decades, experts have warned that the region is overdue for a massive seismic event — a mega-thrust earthquake. Although it’s not something most of us think about on a daily basis, we can’t afford to be complacent; we need to be prepared for “the Big One.” Listen as UBC experts engage in a fascinating discussion about what happens beneath your feet during an earthquake and what you should do as soon as the shaking stops.

Recorded October 7, 2014, in Vancouver, BC.

Moderator - Lisa Johnson, BSc’02, MJ’04 – Reporter, CBC News Vancouver
Panelist - John Clague, PhD’73 – Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, SFU
Panelist - Simon Peacock – Dean, Faculty of Science; Professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, UBC
Panelist - Carlos Ventura – Director, Earthquake Engineering Research Facility; Professor of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC