Earthquake

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

 

A seismogram taken at Lost Lake in Nanaimo this week. Get ready to drop, cover and hold on during the Great B.C. ShakeOut on Thursday, Oct. 20. (Earthquakes Canada image)

Nanaimo residents can plan to be shaken but not stirred when earthquakes strike

Drop, cover and hold on Thursday, Oct. 20, for the Great B.C. Shakeout provincewide earthquake drill

 

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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 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 Island’s troubled Danbrook One building stripped of licence, fined

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)
Karen Lindsay, City of Nanaimo emergency program coordinator, says people should prepare emergency kits to help them survive for seven days and be prepared to check on their neighbours who might need their help following major emergencies. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Take inventory of survival necessities during Emergency Preparedness Week

Nanaimo residents reminded to prepare for the ‘big one,’ but also for climate-caused emergencies

Karen Lindsay, City of Nanaimo emergency program coordinator, says people should prepare emergency kits to help them survive for seven days and be prepared to check on their neighbours who might need their help following major emergencies. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The quake struck approximately 166 kilometres west of Port Alice. (USGS photo)
The quake struck approximately 166 kilometres west of Port Alice. (USGS photo)
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)
A map of events logged by Earthquakes Canada over the past six months. (Earthquakes Canada image)

Editorial: Earthquake preparedness takes a community

Great B.C. ShakeOut is this Thursday, Oct. 21

A map of events logged by Earthquakes Canada over the past six months. (Earthquakes Canada image)
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)
Drawing from experiences from winter storms in recent years, the City of Nanaimo has dedicated the month of October to emergency preparedness. (News Bulletin file photo)

October is dedicated to emergency preparedness in Nanaimo

Drills and demonstrations presented throughout the month

Drawing from experiences from winter storms in recent years, the City of Nanaimo has dedicated the month of October to emergency preparedness. (News Bulletin file photo)
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
A series of earthquakes struck off the Alaska coast starting late July 28 and continued into July 29. (United States Geological Survey map)

UPDATE: 70 earthquakes detected off Alaska peninsula following 8.2-magnitude quake Wednesday night

Alaska tsunami warning ended after wave heights measured less than a foot

A series of earthquakes struck off the Alaska coast starting late July 28 and continued into July 29. (United States Geological Survey map)
The 1946 earthquake severely damaged Comox Road. Photo donated by the late Eileen Turnbull, former Town of Comox clerk and council member. Courtesy of Comox Archives & Museum

The day the Island shook: Vancouver Island rocked by earthquake 75 years ago today

7.3 earthquake knocked down 75 per cent of chimneys in Cumberland, Union Bay and Courtenay

The 1946 earthquake severely damaged Comox Road. Photo donated by the late Eileen Turnbull, former Town of Comox clerk and council member. Courtesy of Comox Archives & Museum