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Earthquake awareness

As reported widely in the media, a 5.0 magnitude earthquake originated from the Ontario-Quebec border yesterday. Although the tremors were felt on the UTSC campus, our Facilities Management department confirms that there was no damage to any of our buildings or systems. If you do notice a change in your work area, please contact Facilities Management at 416-287-7579.

Yesterday’s event provides us all with a good reminder that we need to know how to stay as safe as possible in the event of an earthquake. Here are steps you should take: 

• Minimize your movements to a few steps to a nearby safe place

• If you are indoors, stay there until the shaking has stopped and then exit promptly

• Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that could fall

• Upon exiting a building, move 1.5 meters away from the building and do not stand under any overhangs.



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