Bc Earthquake 2012

B.C. Tries To Examine Earthquake, Tsunami Response As 'Learning Opportunity'

Robin Rowland | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

The B.C. government is asking emergency program co-ordinators to give feedback on the initial responses to last month's 7.7-magnitude earthquake. A letter explains, "Input will be sought in an endeavour to hear from those directly impacted as a measure of enhancing our operations and response." It also reviews what unfolded from the province's side of things on Oct. 27. Read between the lines of the solicitor general's letter and while at first the officials say things went fine according to procedures in the book, events appear to show that in practice, the system didn't work as well as expected.

6.3-Magnitude Quake Hits B.C. Coast

The Huffington Post B.C. | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has been recorded off the west coast of Vancouver Island Wednesday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The...

Haida Gwaii Islands Aftershocks Continue

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

SANDSPIT, B.C. - The B.C. coast continues to feel the rumble of earthquake aftershocks.A magnitude-5.2 quake was recorded 90 kilometres southeast of S...

6.2-Magnitude Quake Hits B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit near B.C.'s Haida Gwaii Monday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake struck at 159 kilo...

Earthquake Wake-Up Call For Homeowners

CBC | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Many B.C. homeowners assume that earthquake coverage is included in their house insurance, or that governments will compensate them for damage, but ne...

Earthquake Communications Lessons From Kitimat

Robin Rowland | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

How the evening unfolded after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit Haida Gwaii show that the emergency communication system in Kitimat -- the end site of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and at least three planned LNG plants -- needs immediate improvement. For example, it appears from reports in the Kitimat Daily and tweets about the Northern Sentinel that Kitimat emergency services was sending information out by fax.

Would B.C. Quake Have Affected Pipeline?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake shook B.C.'s coast on Saturday, leading many to wonder what would have happened if Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pip...

B.C. Prepares For The Big One

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Another year has passed without the Big One hitting the West Coast, and that's why organizers of the country's largest earthquake drill sa...