Tsunami

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)

UPDATE: All B.C. Tsunami advisories cleared

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

 

(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

 

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)
A screen grab of a smaller tsunami scenario. In this model, the water level has now gone inland, and water is now visible across roads and highways. (District of Ucluelet image)

Ucluelet unveils flood mapping project

Community is invited to view the public exhibit at the UCC from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

A screen grab of a smaller tsunami scenario. In this model, the water level has now gone inland, and water is now visible across roads and highways. (District of Ucluelet image)
If you feel an earthquake, “Drop, Cover, and Hold On”. Then immediately move to the identified high ground areas. (Westerly File photo)

Tsunami waves, earthquakes and COVID-19: What if the worst ‘worst’ case scenario hits the Coast?

“All the basic principles still apply here, in terms of community response.”

If you feel an earthquake, “Drop, Cover, and Hold On”. Then immediately move to the identified high ground areas. (Westerly File photo)
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2020 was a 4.8 magnitude and 26 kilometres deep. (USGS MAP)
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2020 was a 4.8 magnitude and 26 kilometres deep. (USGS MAP)
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2020 was a 4.8 magnitude and 26 kilometres deep. (USGS MAP)

4.8 earthquake shakes Vancouver Island’s west coast

No tsunami expected at this time

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2020 was a 4.8 magnitude and 26 kilometres deep. (USGS MAP)
A display graphic showing the Cascadia Subduction Zone. (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

A display graphic showing the Cascadia Subduction Zone. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Ocean Village Resort employee Eli McDonell displays the megaphone he used to notify guests of the Tsunami Warning. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Tofino resorts discuss Tsunami Warning evacuation

Managers look into getting emergency kits for guests and posting tsunami evacuation routes in rooms.

Ocean Village Resort employee Eli McDonell displays the megaphone he used to notify guests of the Tsunami Warning. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
UPDATE: Tsunami warning issued for Tofino and Ucluelet cancelled
UPDATE: Tsunami warning issued for Tofino and Ucluelet cancelled
Tofino local Shayne Sadler smiles next to the Japanese fishing vessel he’s restoring while holding photos of the vessel’s 1999 christening that were sent to him by its original owners. (Photo - Nora O’Malley)
Tofino local Shayne Sadler smiles next to the Japanese fishing vessel he’s restoring while holding photos of the vessel’s 1999 christening that were sent to him by its original owners. (Photo - Nora O’Malley)