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B.C. Tries To Examine Earthquake, Tsunami Response As 'Learning Opportunity'

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.
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B.C.'s New Tsunami Warning System

VICTORIA - The powerful earthquake that rocked British Columbia's coast two weeks ago has shaken up the way the provincial government issues its tsunami alerts.Following the Oct. 27 magnitude-7.7 eart...
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Earthquake Communications Lessons From Kitimat

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.
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Small Quake Shakes Sooke

VICTORIA - A small earthquake has rattled nerves and a few dishes on Southern Vancouver Island but caused no damage.The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 3, was centred 13 kilometres northeast of...