Department of Community Services

Emergency Measures Organization

Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquakes are relatively common in Yukon. They can happen at any time without warning.

Emergency preparedness starts with individuals. Before an earthquake, prepare a 72-hour emergency kit, secure items in your home and work environments, create an emergency plan, create a business continuity plan, and practice the “drop, cover, hold on” drill.

Increased awareness about what to do during an earthquake reduces injuries and deaths, and limits the number of people requiring immediate assistance from first responders.Learn how to prepare for and respond to an earthquake at The Great Yukon ShakeOut - while you are there, register for the annual October earthquake drill.

For the science of earthquakes, visit the Yukon Geological Survey.

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