North Ridge Elementary was among several Surrey schools taking part in The Great B.C. ShakeOut earthquake drill held Wednesday morning across the province.

North Ridge Elementary was among several Surrey schools taking part in The Great B.C. ShakeOut earthquake drill held Wednesday morning across the province.

Great BC ShakeOut sees hundreds of thousands participate

More than 420,000 people participated in a province-wide earthquake drill today.

North Ridge Elementary Grade 3 student Nina Johl took refuge along with her classmates beneath her school desk during The Great B.C. ShakeOut earthquake drill held Wednesday morning across the province. More than 420,000 people had registered to take part in the province-wide event aimed at teaching British Columbians what to do during a major quake.

Southwestern B.C. has a 30-per-cent chance of experiencing a significant earthquake within the next 50 years.

For more information, go to shakeoutbc.ca

Surrey North Delta Leader