Canada Earthquake

Nearly 100 Dead, Hundreds Injured After Earthquake Hits Indonesia

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada

Officials said the quake has no potential to trigger a tsunami.

2 Dead After New Zealand Earthquake That Triggered Tsunami

CP | Nick Perry, The Associated Press | Posted 11.13.2016 | Canada

New Zealand sits on the "Ring of Fire," an arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean.

Italy Earthquake Rains Boulders Onto Highways

CP | Gregorio Borgia, Colleen Barry And Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press | Posted 10.30.2016 | Canada

There were no immediate reports of deaths.

Sask. Earthquake Traps Miners Underground For Hours

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Alberta

This isn't the first time an earthquake has been felt in the area.

Helping Children Be Children After Ecuador's Earthquake

World Vision | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Impact
World Vision

Many of the children our teams meet want little more than to just 'be kids' for a few hours. Our staff provide activities, like the chance to draw or play with toys, or an opportunity to join a game or some singing. For the children who are ready and interested, we offer help in keeping up with schoolwork.

Scientists Agree Fracking Can Cause Earthquakes, But Don't Know How

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2016 | Canada Alberta

"The scientists are all on the same page.''

2nd Small Earthquake In 2 Days Rattles B.C. Fraser Valley

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A 2.6-magnitude quake was recorded east of Mission.

Earthquake Strikes Off B.C. Coast

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada British Columbia

HAIDA GWAII, B.C. - A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Haida Gwaii, B.C., on Sunday afternoon.There have been no reports of damage and...

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 ...

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 roaring nearb...

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.

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 the quake, whi...