Earthquake

Earthquake seismologist Taimi Mulder of the Geological Survey of Canada explains plate tectonics. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Vancouver Island overdue for the big one, can also expect mega-thrust tsunami

The last big earthquake was 70 years ago in Courtenay

Earthquake seismologist Taimi Mulder of the Geological Survey of Canada explains plate tectonics. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Natural Resources Canada is calling a dozen earthquakes occurring northwest of Port Hardy over the last few days an ‘earthquake swarm’. (Earthquakes Canada photo)

‘Earthquake swarm’ strikes off Vancouver Island for past four days

Cluster of earthquakes hit northwest of Port Hardy

Natural Resources Canada is calling a dozen earthquakes occurring northwest of Port Hardy over the last few days an ‘earthquake swarm’. (Earthquakes Canada photo)
There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected, says Natural Resources Canada, after an earthquake hit off Vancouver Island late Friday night. (Twitter John Cassidy/@earthquakeguy)

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake reported off Vancouver Island

The quake struck 146 km west of Port Alice at 11:33 p.m.

There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected, says Natural Resources Canada, after an earthquake hit off Vancouver Island late Friday night. (Twitter John Cassidy/@earthquakeguy)
There have been more than 150 tremors during the past 24 hours stretching from the Alberni Valley to Cowichan. (Photo John Cassidy and pnsn.org)

More than 150 tremors hit Vancouver Island in last 24 hours

Seismologists monitor to see if pressure will be added to major fault

There have been more than 150 tremors during the past 24 hours stretching from the Alberni Valley to Cowichan. (Photo John Cassidy and pnsn.org)
A map of the epicentre of Saturday’s small earthquake off the B.C. Coast. (US Geological Survey)

No tsunami, damage expected after small earthquake near Masset

A 4.2-magnitude quake struck 94 kilometres west of Masset on Saturday afternoon

A map of the epicentre of Saturday’s small earthquake off the B.C. Coast. (US Geological Survey)
The most recent earthquake was a 2.4 magnitude quak which struck about seven kilometres northwest of Langford on March 5. (istock photo)

Series of small earthquakes no cause for concern, says expert

UVic professor says residents should still be prepared

The most recent earthquake was a 2.4 magnitude quak which struck about seven kilometres northwest of Langford on March 5. (istock photo)
A 2.3 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of south Vancouver Island Tuesday night. (Natural Resources Canada)

Small earthquake rattles southern Vancouver Island

A magnitude 2.3 quake hit seven kilometres from Langford

A 2.3 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of south Vancouver Island Tuesday night. (Natural Resources Canada)
Few feel small quake off East Vancouver Island this afternoon

Few feel small quake off East Vancouver Island this afternoon

2.6-magnitude earthquake occurred around 1:30 p.m. on the Washington side of the strait

  • Feb 13, 2018
Few feel small quake off East Vancouver Island this afternoon
Julia Widdowson and Marco Cvitanovic hide under earthquake-proof desks, demonstrating what to do in case of an emergency. (File photo)

Victoria shaking it out with earthquake preparedness

City invites residents to participate in provincewide emergency drill

Julia Widdowson and Marco Cvitanovic hide under earthquake-proof desks, demonstrating what to do in case of an emergency. (File photo)
Google Maps photo. A 6.2 earthquake rattled northern B.C. residents early Monday morning.

6.2 earthquake shakes residents in northern B.C.

Early Monday morning an earthquake hit B.C.’s northwest near the Yukon and Alaska border.

Google Maps photo. A 6.2 earthquake rattled northern B.C. residents early Monday morning.