Despite the earthquakes north of the City, Airdrie is not at risk for any earthquake activity.

Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Airdrie, Lorri Leface, says that even the earthquakes up north were not what she considers as big earthquakes.

"They are smaller, for sure. Less significant earthquakes," confirms Leface. "That type of earthquake typically, a lot of times, isn't even felt."

In Airdrie's case, the city does not fall on any fault lines. There have been no signs of earthquakes in the area, and if something did happen, it would be minimal.

"It is extremely small. In fact, we acknowledge that earthquakes do happen in Alberta, but it isn't something that we have any risk plans for other than just the typical Government of Canada plans. If it were to occur, it would again be on that smaller scale."

Although there are no risks of an earthquake, Leface still suggests knowing and getting comfortable with safety tips for earthquakes.

"Again, we refer to the Government of Canada and their Get Prepared. If you're indoors, it's that drop, cover and holds on information that you would want to take care of yourself. If you're outdoors, stay outside. Go to an open area away from buildings. If you're in a crowded public space, take cover where you are."

Leface says to learn of earthquake safety, as well as other natural disaster safety, especially if you are traveling.

"It's something that should be aware of and should plan for because when you're traveling or when you're visiting family or friends in other areas of Canada, it's good to be aware of all hazards you can face anywhere you are."

For safety tips and tricks for natural disasters, visit Get Prepared.

 

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