Surrey RCMP flooded with bogus 911 calls after earthquake

People called 911 asking questions like "Was that an earthquake?" and "Will there be more earthquakes?" and "How do I get my kids to sleep?"

Of 84 emergency 911 calls made in Surrey after the earthquake

SURREY — Surrey Mounties are reminding residents to only call 911 for true emergencies and not inquiries after receiving 84 calls on the emergency line within 15 minutes of Tuesday night’s earthquake.

In case you slept through it, residents throughout the Lower Mainland felt a good bump at 11:39 p.m. when a 4.3 on the Richter Scale earthquake struck roughly 20 kilometres north of Victoria.

Surrey RCMP Sgt. Paul Hayes noted that of the 84 emergency 911 calls made, only two were legit.

Hayes said people called 911 asking questions like “Was that an earthquake?” and “Will there be more earthquakes?” and “How do I get my kids to sleep?”

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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