Prepping For 'The Big One'

VICTORIA - The loud rumblings of a mock earthquake screeched over the public address system at the British Columbia legislature Thursday, signalling the start of a provincewide earthquake drill that i...

Earthquake Rattles Vancouver Island

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 Friday morning.It was centred under the Pacific Ocean,...

Chinese Dams Will Damn the Country

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.

The Most Expensive Disaster Year Ever

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 Zealand, a U.N. envoy said Monday.Margareta Wahlstrom, the...

Dispatches From Haiti

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

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Siberia in Russia on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 10:21 a.m. ET, was 6.9 kilometres deep and about 96...

A Canadian Superquake?

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 disasters that befell Japan, Italy and China in recent ye...
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Will B.C. Be Shaken Up By The Next Mega Eathquake?

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.