Bc Earthquake

Earthquake Detectors Give Some B.C. Students Precious Warning

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - New earthquake detectors could buy some B.C. students precious seconds to get to safety before the ground starts shaking.Program leader Pr...

6.6-Magnitude Quake Shakes B.C. Coast

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island, but no major damage has been reported.The U.S. Geological ...

Is B.C. Properly Prepared For A Big Earthquake?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's auditor general has for the second time in 17 years criticized the provincial government for not being prepared for a ca...

Earthquake Could Wipe B.C., Quebec Out

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

MONTREAL - The Insurance Bureau of Canada says tens of billions of dollars in damage could result in British Columbia or Quebec if they were ever hit ...

Prepping For 'The Big One'

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The loud rumblings of a mock earthquake screeched over the public address system at the British Columbia legislature Thursday, signalling t...

Earthquake Doesn't Rattle Bella Bella

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - There was some shaking going on off British Columbia's coast Tuesday, but no one reported feeling the earthquake and at least four subsequ...

Megaquake Aftershocks Could Rattle Vancouver, Scientists Warn

CBC | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Scientists are warning residents of Vancouver and other cities in earthquake zones to take heed of new evidence that megaquake aftershocks can pose a ...

Quake Shakes Vancouver Island

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

PORT HARDY, B.C. - A "moderate" quake shook the northern end of Vancouver Island early Sunday morning, waking many people in their beds as windows rat...

Earthquake Rattles Vancouver Island

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An earthquake has rattled the area off northwestern Vancouver Island.The U.S. Geological Survey says 5.1 magnitude quake hit at 5:57 Frida...

Mega-Earthquake Coming To B.C.?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The last massive earthquake that shook the south coast of British Columbia took place on the cold winter night of Jan. 26, 1700, say resea...

Earthquake Rattles Haida Gwaii

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Those who felt a little rumble Sunday afternoon on Haida Gwaii weren't dreaming — there was a 4.5-magnitude earthquake off B.C.'s west c...

Earthquakes Hit Near B.C. Islands

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Two earthquakes have occurred off the north B.C. coast, the latest in a series that has rattled the area since last fall.The quakes with a...

B.C. Haida Gwaii Earthquake Preps Stalled By Feds, Says B.C. MP

Robin Rowland | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

The Stephen Harper government is stalling on requests for better earthquake preparation on B.C.'s Haida Gwaii, according to NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Nathan Cullen.

Mild Boxing Day Shaker

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Residents along B.C.'s south coast were given a gentle reminder that they live in an earthquake zone late Boxing Day.Natural Resources Can...

Earthquake Shakes North B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

SANDSPIT, B.C. - The latest in a string of earthquakes has rattled B.C.'s north coast, but it appears this one caused barely a ripple.The West Coast-A...

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.

B.C.'s New Tsunami Warning System

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The powerful earthquake that rocked British Columbia's coast two weeks ago has shaken up the way the provincial government issues its tsuna...

How BC Zoned Out On The Tsunami Warning

Robin Rowland | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

Kitimat, B.C. and New York had one thing in common this week: the misuse and use of social media, Twitter and Facebook that spread both accurate warnings and dangerous misinformation about an impending disaster.

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...

Endangered Species May Have Lost Home

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An endangered species of bat may have lost its birthing ground after the magnitude 7.7 earthquake off the coast of Haida Gwaii caused one of island's ...

Not Waiting On A Tsunami

CP | James Keller | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Lisa Kendall really only needs to answer two questions before she decides whether a tsunami might be heading towards her small community o...

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.

B.C. Earthquake Response Delayed

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. towns are criticizing the provincial government for what they call a delayed response to a 7.7-magnitude earthquake on Saturday night. Tofino ...