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Experience a Simulated Earthquake

by Kevin Henkelman |

COQUITLAM, BC, April 28, 2015 – In recognition of Emergency Preparedness Week (May 3-9), the Cities of Coquitlam and Port Moody are inviting residents and businesses to experience a simulated 8.0 magnitude earthquake.

On May 6, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. visit the southwest corner of Coquitlam Centre’s parking lot to experience the Quake Cottage™ - a mobile trailer that shakes and moves, creating the experience of a major earthquake.

In addition to the simulator, local first responder and non-profit organizations will be on hand to provide valuable information on how you, your family, and your business can be prepared for a major emergency. These will include:


  • Coquitlam Amateur Radio Emergency Services Society
  • Coquitlam Emergency Management Office
  • Coquitlam Fire / Rescue
  • Coquitlam RCMP
  • Coquitlam Search and Rescue
  • FortisBC
  • Insurance Bureau of Canada
  • Port Moody Fire / Rescue
  • Red Cross
  • Salvation Army
  • St John Ambulance


The Quake Cottage™ will be spending a week in the Lower Mainland, thanks to sponsorship from the Insurance Bureau of Canada, FortisBC and participating municipalities. Additional in-kind sponsorship for Coquitlam and Port Moody’s event has also been provided by Coquitlam Centre.

Emergencies and disasters can happen anywhere at any time. Everyone should be prepared to take care of their basic needs for at least the first 72 hours following a disaster.

For more information on emergency preparedness, visit www.coquitlam.ca/ep or www.portmoody.ca/emergency


Media contact:
Greg Kanya
Manager, Coquitlam Emergency Management Office
City of Coquitlam


Cecil Unrau
Emergency Program Officer
City of Port Moody