Earthquake

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
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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)
A report of an earthquake off the Kitimat coastline yesterday proved to be a computer glitch. (Jules Jelev file Photo)

Seismologist says computer glitch led to false reports about earthquake in B.C.

Deleted American report of quake near Kitimat a computer glitch, Canadian official says

A report of an earthquake off the Kitimat coastline yesterday proved to be a computer glitch. (Jules Jelev file Photo)
Injured people lie in beds outside the Immaculée Conception hospital in Les Cayes, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, two days after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern part of the country. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Death toll from Haiti’s weekend earthquake rises to 1,941

9,900 injured, many of whom have had to wait for medical help lying outside in wilting heat

Injured people lie in beds outside the Immaculée Conception hospital in Les Cayes, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, two days after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern part of the country. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
A family eats breakfast in front of homes destroyed by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)

Quake injured wait for help as new disaster overwhelms Haiti

devastation could soon worsen with the coming of Tropical Depression Grace

A family eats breakfast in front of homes destroyed by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)
People stand outside the residence of the Catholic bishop after it was damaged by an earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is “standing ready” to assist those affected by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Delot Jean

Canada ‘standing ready’ to help Haiti after 7.2 magnitude earthquake

Hundreds of lives have been lost in the devastating quake

People stand outside the residence of the Catholic bishop after it was damaged by an earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is “standing ready” to assist those affected by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Delot Jean