Earthquake Preps

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.