Vancouver home owners like the rest of B.C. are wondering when the next big earthquake will hit. Many major earthquakes have happened in B.C. and without doubt many, many more will occur in the future because B.C. is smack in the middle of a high-risk zone. For years now the experts have warned us it is just a matter of time before this event becomes an actuality. Scientists have talked endlessly about the huge strain that has been growing leaps and bounds beneath our ocean floor and the devastation an earthquake of this magnitude would mean for all of us. It would create loss of many lives and billions of dollars in damage to properties, businesses and the end of many thriving communities. But despite all the warnings we are no further prepared than we were over 5 years ago. Vancouver Property Managers often talk about earthquake insurance and the benefit to coastal home owners. The premiums can range anywhere from $200-$600 per year. You can purchase earthquake survival kits online and store in a safe place to be prepared for you and your family. Renting a home in Vancouver like any other area of B.C. can be an exciting and rewarding experience. But like any other high risk earthquake area being aware and prepared is the best proactive action you can do for yourself and your family.