Canada Earthquake

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 ...

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...

Despite Fukushima, Scientists Say Eating West Coast Fish is Safe

David Suzuki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

Due to continued contamination following the Fukushima disaster, social media is now abuzz with people swearing off fish from the Pacific Ocean. Given the lack of information around containment efforts, some may find this reasonable. But preliminary research shows fish caught off Canada's Pacific Coast are safe to eat.

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...

Tsunami Warning Text Messages Fail To Provide Any Info

Robin Rowland | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

For the past month, text message tsunami warnings from the West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center have transformed from clear, concise vital information to incomprehensible computer code with a link to a useless URL -- at least on my Bell Android Samsung phone.

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.

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.

BC #Earthquake: Twitter Reports And Reactions

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Just as quickly (if not quicker) as the U.S. Geological Survey reported that an earthquake had struck B.C.'s coastal Haida Gwaii Saturday night, the t...

Big Earthquake Shakes B.C. Coast

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE - Oct. 28, 2012: A 6.4-magnitude earthquake was reported near Sandspit, B.C. Sunday at 11:54 local time. It has not resulted in a tsunami warni...

Watching the Watchdog: Daily Planet Still Fails to Thrill

Tim Knight | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Each of the stories is doubtless scientifically sound, but seldom do any of them inspire the kind of interest and anticipation which makes a viewer hang in (postpone the beer or bathroom break) to find out how it all turns out.

Chinese Dams Will Damn the Country

Patricia Adams | Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Patricia Adams

Chinese citizens are becoming increasingly vociferous in their outrage over lives risked, and lost, to shoddy standards, most recently in the country's food and high-speed rail industry. Should a dam suffer catastrophic dam collapse, that anger could quickly spill over to the hydropower industry for threatening ordinary citizens' lives.

3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Quebec

CBC | Posted 06.08.2012 | Canada

Jodi Dooling was napping with her three-year-old son early Saturday evening when they were woken up by what sounded like a freight train ...

The Most Expensive Disaster Year Ever

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Business

The economic cost of disasters in 2011 was the highest in history — costing at least $380 billion, mainly due to earthquakes in Japan and New Zealan...

Dispatches From Haiti

Mary Warner | Posted 03.09.2012 | Canada
Mary Warner

A few months after the earthquake, physiotherapist Mike Landry returned to Haiti to check back in on his patients and help them return home. To this day, rubble still covers the streets of Haiti and it is shocking to see. For someone with mobility issues, it is very difficult to get around.

4.0-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Up Ohio

AP | Posted 03.01.2012 | Canada

McDONALD, Ohio -- Officials said Saturday they believe the latest earthquake activity in northeast Ohio is related to the injection of wastewater into...

Earthquake Hits Russia

CBC | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Siberia in Russia on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicentre of t...

A Canadian Superquake?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canada could expect a major earthquake at any time and a top geophysicist says it should prepare itself if it is to avoid the kind of disaste...

Frantic Search For Survivors As Death Toll Soars

AP | Selcan Hacaoglu And Suzan Fraser | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada

ERCIS, Turkey - Four people were pulled alive from the rubble Monday when one managed to call for help on his cellphone after a 7.2-magnitude quake le...

Deadly 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Turkey

CP | Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada

ANKARA, Turkey - Cries of panic and horror filled the air as a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey, killing at least 138 people as building...

Quake Rattles Canadian Cities

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck Virginia Tuesday afternoon, rattling communities across the Eastern seaboard in North America, including Toronto, Ot...

Will B.C. Be Shaken Up By The Next Mega Eathquake?

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.26.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - When the "Big One" hit Japan earlier this year, the ground shook, tsunamis struck and tens of thousands of people died.

Scientists know British Columbia will eventually experience its own Big One. The problem is, they just don't know when or where it will strike and how long the shaking will last.