Thursday, October 20, 2016

Cascadia Tsunami.mov (SILENT)


THIS POST UPDATED TO 8:05AM PDT OCTOBER 20, 2016

Cascadia Tsunami.mov
(4:00 minute YouTube movie)

Published on Nov 14, 2012
This movie [University of California, Santa Cruz] shows a physics-based computer simulation of the tsunami expected from the next Cascadia Earthquake. The last large Cascadia earthquake happened in January, 1700. It is thought that the fault is getting toward the final stages in the earthquake cycle and could break again at any time. The simulation suggests runups of as much as 10 meters could hit most adjacent shores within 30 minutes.

For more tsunami and natural hazard information visit http://es.ucsc.edu/~ward.


For the current number of registered participants compared to last year, please go to:   ShakeOut Regions and Current Registration Levels [http://www.shakeout.org/]

ShakeOut Day is Set for 10:20 AM local time on Thursday, October 20, 2016
If you have never registered for the British Columbia ShakeOut, please use their form.
  • If you have previously registered for the British Columbia ShakeOut, please login to your ShakeOut profile using the form on the right.
  • If someone else has registered your organization in the past, but you will be the registrant this year, please create a new registration using the form on the left.
  • If your organization will participate in two or more ShakeOut regions, e-mail info@shakeoutbc.ca for registration assistance.
Event Organizers: Submit your event details to the ShakeOut calendar.
If you have never registered for the British Columbia ShakeOut, please go to British Columbia ShakeOut Registration or Renewal - 2016.
  • If you had previously registered for the British Columbia ShakeOut, please login to your ShakeOut profile using the form on the right.
  • If someone else has registered your organization in the past, but you will be the registrant this year, please create a new registration using the form on the left.
  • If your organization will participate in two or more ShakeOut regions, e-mail info@shakeoutbc.ca for registration assistance.

In the earthquake and tsunami drills for this year, the registered participants in British Columbia, to date is 796,000, (as of 8:05AM PST, local time October 20, 2016). In the earthquake and tsunami drills in 2015 British Columbia had a participation rate of 777,000, so this is an increase of 19,000 (2.4 %).

ShakeOut Day is Set for 10:20 AM local time on Thursday, October 20, 2016
Cascadia Tsunami.mov (also, above)
(4:00 minute YouTube movie)

Be Tsunami Smart – (they put this file into a .pdf format rather than HTML)  .pdf - Portable Document Format, as far as I know, .pdf usually requires that you have an additional  .pdf reader program on your computer.  If I am wrong about that, I am certain someone will let me know in the comments below.  If I stand corrected on this, I will humbly apologize.
Try mine:

B.C.'s coastal communities have been divided into five "notification zones" (PDF, 6.6MB).  Without stating or naming the zones?  What zone are you in?
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Original Release Date - September 19, 2016
News provided by
Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills
International ShakeOut Day is Set for 10:20 AM local time, October 20, 2016
The (US) Nation Prepares in September and Gets Ready to ShakeOut
Commit to practicing Drop, Cover, and Hold On for one minute no matter where you are.
Organizations also need to prepare in advance for potential earthquake damage. For those in charge of organizations, ResilientWorkplace.org houses several resources for developing a strong business continuity plan, preventing local, state (and/or provincial), and national economies from grinding to a halt due to a disaster.
Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are an annual opportunity for people in homes, schools, and organizations to practice what to do during earthquakes, and to improve preparedness. [http://shakeout.org/]
International ShakeOut Day is Set for 10:20 AM Local Time on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills encourage everyone to come together and take action now to improve how well they can respond to the next disaster. National Preparedness Month this September can serve as a lead-up to the International ShakeOut Day, which is always on the third Thursday of October (this year: 10/20, though any earthquake drill held throughout the year can count as participation). Participation in ShakeOut is a commitment to practicing Drop, Cover, and Hold On for one minute no matter where you are. All participants are encouraged to register at ShakeOut.org so they can be listed and counted in their community. Last year, over 43.5 million people around the world participated in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills.
National Preparedness Month is an opportune time for individuals, families, schools, colleges, businesses, houses of worship, and other sectors to prepare to survive and recover from the disasters in our future. The recent, devastating floods in Louisiana; wildfires in California; significant earthquakes in Oklahoma; and storms and tornadoes throughout the Midwest and South are reminders that we live on a dynamic planet. Yet, disasters do not have to be catastrophes: we're all in this together.
"Earthquakes can happen at any time of the day and during any season," FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said. "We all should know what to do before, during, and after an earthquake, regardless of where we live. This year's Great ShakeOut drill offers an important opportunity to practice preparedness, and we encourage communities across the nation to join in so we're ready when disaster strikes."
The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that one in two Americans are exposed to potentially damaging shaking where they live. In the 1994 magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake, most injuries were caused by people stepping on fallen or broken objects that were not properly secured. During the month of September, ShakeOut participants can follow the "Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety" (EarthquakeCountry.org/sevensteps) to secure heavy furniture and valuables; retrofit their property; consider earthquake insurance; organize disaster supplies; and develop a plan to communicate with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. ShakeOut organizers encourage these steps as a way to expand beyond the base commitment of holding a Drop, Cover, and Hold On drill, so that participants can be as best prepared for earthquakes as possible.
Organizations also need to prepare in advance for potential earthquake damage. For those in charge of organizations, ResilientWorkplace.org houses several resources for developing a strong business continuity plan, preventing local, state, and national economies from grinding to a halt due to a disaster. International ShakeOut Day on October 20 is an opportunity to put plans to the test by practicing Drop, Cover, and Hold On and drilling other aspects of continuity plans.
"Social science research shows that when people see others taking action, they are more likely to take action too," says Mark Benthien, Outreach Director for the Southern California Earthquake Center. "National Preparedness Month and Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are ways for all Americans to come together, inspire action, and improve resilience."
Participants register and find resources for their drills at ShakeOut.org, a website managed by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) at the University of Southern California. With funding from the National Science Foundation and United States Geological Survey, SCEC coordinates earth science research at more than 60 universities. With additional funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, SCEC's Communication, Education, and Outreach program coordinates Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills globally along with regional leaders worldwide, which includes nearly every U.S. state and territory.
Contact: Jason Ballmann
Southern California Earthquake Center
213.740.1560 | ballmann@usc.edu
SOURCE Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills

Related Links - http://shakeout.org