Archive of posts tagged "earthquake"

Free Emergency Preparedness Workshops in Vancouver

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December’s earthquake, felt in Vancouver, was a reminder that while we cannot predict when disaster will hit, we can be prepared. The City of Vancouver is hosting a variety of Emergency Preparedness Workshops in local communities throughout January, February, March, and April. Here’s the full list in case you would like to attend and learn […]

Earthquake in Metro Vancouver

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There has been a 4.9 magnitude earthquake in Metro Vancouver tonight. It struck 23km north of Victoria and has been felt all around BC’s south coast. The National Tsunami Warning Center confirms there is no tsunami danger. This quake at 11:39pm on December 29, 2015 follows another that measured 4.4 and struck several hours earlier near San Bernardino, California.

Vancouver Emergency Preparedness Week

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It’s Emergency Preparedness Week in Vancouver (May 4 to May 10), which is part of a national campaign to encourage Canadians to get prepared for disasters. To spread the word, the City of Vancouver supplied the following information for me to share: Vancouver Emergency Preparedness Week Vancouver is in an earthquake zone–just two weeks ago, […]

ShakeOutBC Earthquake Drill

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The ShakeOutBC Earthquake Drill is coming up on Thursday, October 17th at 10:17am. Drop, Cover and Hold On! Practice how to prepare yourself during an earthquake and enhance your awareness of earthquake hazards at home, work, or school. The province-wide drill, that will also take place around the globe in New Zealand, the United States, […]

72-Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit

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Last night a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Haida Gwaii and led to tsunami warnings up and down the coast. Rolling aftershocks hit while everyone was looking for information about our coastal communities. Fortunately our warnings in our area were downgraded to ‘advisories’ however places like Hawaii were still on guard hours later in anticipation of […]