Free Online Earthquake Course Available from Seattle-based AdvanceOnline, Incorporated as Pacific Northwest Was Rocked by 7.0 Magnitude Today

March 2, 2001

SEATTLE, Wash. — After an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.0 hit the Pacific Northwest today, residents are looking for information as well as solutions as they brace for the aftershocks. Seattle-based AdvanceOnline, Incorporated, a provider of online safety training solutions, is offering the public a free online earthquake course to help people understand earthquakes as well as to offer solutions to help them cope. This course, titled “Surviving an Earthquake,” is available at under the Course Highlight section.

This online course is packed with information and includes:

  • Tips on surviving an earthquake at home

  • Who’s at risk in areas across the country

  • An online library of general reference materials and links

  • An interactive example of what to do during an earthquake

  • Forms and tips on developing a survival kit

  • Tips on developing a personal disaster plan.

This online learning experience can assist people with information to prepare for another earthquake or cope with today’s and its aftershocks.

This morning earthquake is estimated to have stuck at 10:55 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, 11 miles Northeast of Olympia and felt as far away as Portland, Oregon.

For more information about this free earthquake course, contact Fay Lim, AdvanceOnline, Incorporated at 206-826-4004 or via email at

About AdvanceOnline, Incorporated

AdvanceOnline, Incorporated develops Web-based training solutions to help organizations comply with environmental, transportation, and occupational safety and health regulations. The company partners with corporations, associations, government agencies and other training providers to design, develop and deploy its Online Institutes, a network of Web-based training sites. Customized course development is available to meet a client’s particular training needs. For the first time, organizations in the chemical, construction, energy, environmental, transportation and other related industries have a one-stop source for complying with the mandated safety training requirements of regulatory agencies including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT).

The expanding network of Online Institutes includes trade associations such as the Associated General Contractors of America and the American Chemistry Council; corporations such as Rhodia Inc., a specialty chemical company, and Agilent Technologies’ Heartstream Operation; and government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Contact Information

AdvanceOnline, Incorporated

5305 Shilshole Avenue NW, Suite 200

Seattle, WA 98107

phone: 206-826-4000

fax: 206-826-4099


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