Vancouver 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 ...

Is B.C. Properly Prepared For A Big Earthquake?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's auditor general has for the second time in 17 years criticized the provincial government for not being prepared for a ca...

'Jello & Cheese' Effect Would Really Shake Vancouver

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - New research is shaking up the entire notion of what could happen to the Vancouver area during an earthquake, indicating bridges and tall ...

Megaquake Aftershocks Could Rattle Vancouver, Scientists Warn

CBC | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Scientists are warning residents of Vancouver and other cities in earthquake zones to take heed of new evidence that megaquake aftershocks can pose a ...

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

Robin Rowland | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

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.

B.C.'s New Tsunami Warning System

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The powerful earthquake that rocked British Columbia's coast two weeks ago has shaken up the way the provincial government issues its tsuna...

6.3-Magnitude Quake Hits B.C. Coast

The Huffington Post B.C. | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has been recorded off the west coast of Vancouver Island Wednesday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The...

Day After Tomorrow: What Metro Van Would Look Like

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver would survive a tsunami, but Richmond might have a hard time coping if it was flooded with the same force as Hurricane Sandy this week, acco...

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.

B.C. Earthquake Response Raises Questions

CBC | Posted 12.28.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of B.C.'s Haida Gwaii islands has Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson urging residents to be prepared for a natu...

Small Quake Shakes Sooke

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A small earthquake has rattled nerves and a few dishes on Southern Vancouver Island but caused no damage.The quake, with a preliminary magn...

Earthquake Hits Off Vancouver Coast, Residents Yawn

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada

TOFINO, B.C. - There was an earthquake off British Columbia's west coast on Saturday, but it wasn't strong enough to be noticed by the mayor of one Va...

5.7 Quake Hits Off Vancouver Island Coast

Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada

AP -- A 5.7 earthquake has been recorded about 105 miles west of Ucluelet off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. A National Earthquak...

Vancouver Rattled By Quake

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada

The Canada and U.S. West Coast was rattled by an earthquake on Friday afternoon. The USGS said the 6.4 quake was located off Vancouver Island (see...