Earthquake

Up to 50 earthquake early warning sensors are being installed around British Columbia as part of a larger plan to protect people and infrastructure in a big quake. A mobile phone customer looks at an earthquake warning application on their phone in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Richard Vogel

B.C. to install earthquake warning sensors to give life-saving notice

Province says system critical to helping residents mitigate the impacts of a seismic event

 

Earthquake damage is seen at the Humboldt Creamery building in Loleta, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. A strong earthquake shook a rural stretch of northern California early Tuesday, jolting residents awake, cutting off power to 70,000 people, and damaging some buildings and a roadway, officials said. Two injuries were reported. (Ruth Schneider/The Times-Standard via AP)

Vancouver Island waves recorded as earthquake rocks California coast

Saanich Peninsula-based recordings key part of worldwide data

 

Earthquake damage is seen at the Humboldt Creamery building in Loleta, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. A strong earthquake shook a rural stretch of Northern California early Tuesday, jolting residents awake, cutting off power to 70,000 people, and damaging some buildings and a roadway, officials said. Two injuries were reported. (Ruth Schneider/The Times-Standard via AP)

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake shakes parts of Northern California

A strong earthquake shook a rural stretch of Northern California early Tuesday,…

 

Ocean Networks Canada sensors could’ve given recipients in Victoria and Vancouver 35 seconds notice about a Nov. 25 earthquake near Tofino about seismic waves reaching the two cities. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Networks Canada)

UVic monitoring could’ve warned Victoria about Tofino earthquake

Ocean Networks Canada ocean and land sensors registered the 4.8-magnitude quake

Ocean Networks Canada sensors could’ve given recipients in Victoria and Vancouver 35 seconds notice about a Nov. 25 earthquake near Tofino about seismic waves reaching the two cities. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Networks Canada)
Traffic on the Trans Canada highway passing through Canmore, Alta., Sunday, May 30, 2021. A geologist says the largest earthquake ever recorded in Alberta on Tuesday was probably related to seismic events originating in the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Largest recorded Alberta earthquake probably natural, scientist says

5.6 magnitude quake probably too deep to have been artificially caused

Traffic on the Trans Canada highway passing through Canmore, Alta., Sunday, May 30, 2021. A geologist says the largest earthquake ever recorded in Alberta on Tuesday was probably related to seismic events originating in the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake registered 435 km west of Victoria at 5:10 a.m. on Nov. 24. (Earthquakes Canada)

Did you feel the early morning earthquake off Vancouver Island?

There are no reports of damage and none would be expected

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake registered 435 km west of Victoria at 5:10 a.m. on Nov. 24. (Earthquakes Canada)
Saanich Emergency Program staff practice earthquake safety. (Courtesy Saanich Fire Department)

No desk? No problem: Saanich officials offer alternative tips for earthquake drill

What to do when you can’t duck, cover and hold on, according to the Saanich Emergency Program

Saanich Emergency Program staff practice earthquake safety. (Courtesy Saanich Fire Department)
A star marks the 4.6 magnitude earthquake recorded on Aug. 8 around 12:39 a.m. (Earthquakes Canada)

No damage or tsunami expected after 4.6 earthquake strikes off Vancouver Island

An earthquake about 350 km off the west coast of Vancouver Island went unfelt Monday morning

A star marks the 4.6 magnitude earthquake recorded on Aug. 8 around 12:39 a.m. (Earthquakes Canada)
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No damage reported or expected after 4.6 magnitude quake off Vancouver Island

Undersea quake occurred at about 12:30 a.m. Monday 142 kilometres off Port Alice

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The public will have a chance to view and contribute to design plans for the new, seismically safe, Cedar Hill Middle School in Saanich on June 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Public input session for new Cedar Hill Middle School set for June 28 in Saanich

The public is invited to view plans for the new seismically safe school and provide input

The public will have a chance to view and contribute to design plans for the new, seismically safe, Cedar Hill Middle School in Saanich on June 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
The engineer behind Danbrook One, now known as RidgeView Place, in Langford has been fined and stripped of his licence to practice as a professional engineer in B.C. over safety concerns in the building’s original design. (Black Press Media file photo)

Engineer behind Langford’s troubled Danbrook One building stripped of licence

Brian McClure must pay a total of $57,000 for failing to design the building to code

The engineer behind Danbrook One, now known as RidgeView Place, in Langford has been fined and stripped of his licence to practice as a professional engineer in B.C. over safety concerns in the building’s original design. (Black Press Media file photo)
There were nearly 400 earthquakes recorded in Canada in the month of April 2022. (MAP COURTESY EARTHQUAKES CANADA)

400 and counting: Vancouver Island epicentre of a busy earthquake month in Canada

Few regions in Canada escape Earth’s shake, rattle and roll, says seismologist

There were nearly 400 earthquakes recorded in Canada in the month of April 2022. (MAP COURTESY EARTHQUAKES CANADA)
The quake struck approximately 166 kilometres west of Port Alice. (USGS photo)
The quake struck approximately 166 kilometres west of Port Alice. (USGS photo)
Sooke School District 62 is asking the province for funding to conduct seismic upgrades at several of its Sooke and Port Renfrew schools. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Sooke School District seeking funds for seismic upgrades

The district has asked the province for funding

Sooke School District 62 is asking the province for funding to conduct seismic upgrades at several of its Sooke and Port Renfrew schools. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
The year’s first earthquake of magnitude 4.0 or more happened off the west coast of Vancouver Island, nearest Port Alice. (Courtesy of John Cassidy/Natural Resources Canada)

4.7 magnitude earthquake recorded off west coast of Vancouver Island

Jan. 2 quake centred 150 km offshore, likely not felt by many Island residents

The year’s first earthquake of magnitude 4.0 or more happened off the west coast of Vancouver Island, nearest Port Alice. (Courtesy of John Cassidy/Natural Resources Canada)
An earthquake on Friday, Dec. 17 around 4:13 a.m. woke residents and was reportedly felt across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. (USGS map)

Early-morning earthquake jolts Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland

Shock recorded 17.3k deep off Salt Spring Island

An earthquake on Friday, Dec. 17 around 4:13 a.m. woke residents and was reportedly felt across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. (USGS map)
The structural engineer for the troubled Danbrook One rental building in Langford’s downtown core was unqualified for the job, according to an order issued by Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. (Black Press Media file photo)

Engineer on troubled Langford building unqualified: regulatory body

Brian McClure ‘erroneously believed that his prior experience qualified him to design Danbrook One’

The structural engineer for the troubled Danbrook One rental building in Langford’s downtown core was unqualified for the job, according to an order issued by Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cedar Hill Middle School in Saanich will remain open as seismic and environmental improvements are underway during the rebuild. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Planning underway for seismically safe Cedar Hill Middle School in Saanich

The new and improved building is scheduled to be completed by January 2025

Cedar Hill Middle School in Saanich will remain open as seismic and environmental improvements are underway during the rebuild. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
The Saanich Fire Department is reminding residents of the Oct. 21 drill that encourages all B.C. residents to prepare for an earthquake. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drop, cover, hold: Saanich emergency personnel gearing up for Great B.C. ShakeOut

Emergency preparedness is important in an earthquake zone, reminds deputy fire chief

The Saanich Fire Department is reminding residents of the Oct. 21 drill that encourages all B.C. residents to prepare for an earthquake. (Black Press Media file photo)
A map pinpoints unfelt tremors online at pnsn.org. (Pacific Northwest Seismic Record)

Vancouver Island slides west, tremors could signal tectonic shifting

More than 2,000 recent tiny tremors a reminder to be earthquake ready on Vancouver Island

A map pinpoints unfelt tremors online at pnsn.org. (Pacific Northwest Seismic Record)
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