Monthly Archives: October 2012

M7.7 Earthquake in the Queen Charolette Islands, BC

Tonight, BC had a big earthquake today (M7.7), with substantial aftershocks (M5.8, M4.8, M5.1, M4.7, M5.1…). Tsunami warnings were issued for the north coast and western Vancouver Island. Movement was primarily lateral, not vertical, so hopefully the tsunami will be … Continue reading

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Disaster Reduction Day

The United Nations has designated the second Wednesday in October (today) as disaster reduction day. This year, my theme is seismic hazards! If you live in an earthquake-probe area, build yourself a grab & go bag of immediate emergency-evacuation essentials … Continue reading

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