Tsunami

One of Survival Capsule’s tsunami protection spheres is tested at Palouse Falls in Washington state. (Courtesy of Survival Capsule)

Company creates shelter-in-place tsunami solutions as B.C. sits in risk zone

Half of the world’s 2030 population to live in coastal areas exposed to floods, storms, tsunamis

 

The SRD, Kyuquot Community Association, Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k:tles7et’h’ First Nations and Emergency Management BC are encouraging Kyuquot residents to submit their tsunami-safe selfies to win prizes. (Black Press Media file photo)

Kyuquot residents invited to post tsunami-safe selfies to be entered to win prizes

Hike to a tsunami-safe location, snap a selfie, and post it to be entered to win

  • Apr 4, 2022

 

Four grids represented in the high-resolution overland tsunami mapping. Phase two of the project will be on the northern grids. Photo supplied

SRD to kick off second phase of Tsunami planning project

Two virtual meetings to be held in late April

  • Apr 1, 2022

 

A tsunami advisory was issued Jan. 15 around 5 a.m. for coastal B.C. (U.S. Tsunami Warning System image)

Weekend tsunami warning response makes waves in Alberni Valley

Residents upset about pace of alerts that went out in wake of volcanic eruption near Tonga

A tsunami advisory was issued Jan. 15 around 5 a.m. for coastal B.C. (U.S. Tsunami Warning System image)
A tsunami advisory was issued Jan. 15 around 5 a.m. for coastal B.C. (U.S. Tsunami Warning System image)

UPDATE: All B.C. Tsunami advisories cleared

Advisories remain in place for Vancouver Island’s western and southern coasts

A tsunami advisory was issued Jan. 15 around 5 a.m. for coastal B.C. (U.S. Tsunami Warning System image)
Four grids represented in the high-resolution overland tsunami mapping. Phase one of the project focused on the Kyuquot & Nuchatlitz Grids and phase two will be Quatsino & Nootka Grids. Photo supplied
Four grids represented in the high-resolution overland tsunami mapping. Phase one of the project focused on the Kyuquot & Nuchatlitz Grids and phase two will be Quatsino & Nootka Grids. Photo supplied
The SRD is holding meetings to help people acclimatize to new Tsunami flood maps. (Black Press Media file photo)
The SRD is holding meetings to help people acclimatize to new Tsunami flood maps. (Black Press Media file photo)
(National Emergency Management Agency)

No tsunami risk to B.C. from powerful New Zealand earthquake: officials

An 8.1 magnitude earthquake shook the north of New Zealand Thursday morning

(National Emergency Management Agency)
The SRD is looking for input from residents who live north of Gold River on their tsunami preparedness plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

SRD wants input on tsunami planning

Looking for Indigenous and local knowledge to inform planning process

The SRD is looking for input from residents who live north of Gold River on their tsunami preparedness plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
The first of two earthquakes near Alaska on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, is shown in blue. (USGS)

No tsunami risk after two earthquakes near Alaska

Both earthquakes hit near the U.S. state on Dec. 1

The first of two earthquakes near Alaska on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, is shown in blue. (USGS)

Vancouver Island First Nations, regional district to roll out tsunami mapping project

The long overdue survey along the northwest coast of the Island will provide data to chalk out emergency planning for communities at risk

4.8 earthquake shakes Vancouver Island’s west coast

No tsunami expected at this time

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

The last big earthquake was 70 years ago in Courtenay