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

 

HIKING TO HIGH GROUND
Cherry Creek VFD firefighter Darren Francoeur, left, instructs Neveah McDougall, centre, and Brenan Little from Maquinna Elementary School on how to safely hold a chainsaw during a Hike to High Ground event April 12, 2022 for Tsunami Preparedness Week. See more from this event on page A5. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni students learn about tsunamis during Hike to High Ground

Event was first in-person for Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District during Tsunami Preparedness Week

 

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District’s Emergency Operations Centre is working with service providers on an evacuation plan for the region’s vulnerable population in the event of an emergency. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Plans in place to help vulnerable people during emergencies in Port Alberni

Port Alberni service providers join efforts in event of tsunami

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District’s Emergency Operations Centre is working with service providers on an evacuation plan for the region’s vulnerable population in the event of an emergency. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Karen Freethy, protective services coordinator for the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional DIstrict, prepares for the Hike to High Ground event taking place Tuesday, April 12 up Argyle Street from Harbour Quay. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Hike to high ground for Tsunami Preparedness Week

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District hosting an event on April 12

Karen Freethy, protective services coordinator for the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional DIstrict, prepares for the Hike to High Ground event taking place Tuesday, April 12 up Argyle Street from Harbour Quay. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Part of a dock hangs on the top of pilings, where the tsunami wave placed it. Fishing boats are tied to the docks nearby. March 1964. The 58th anniversary of the Port Alberni tsunami is coming up on March 27. This historical photo is one of 24,000 available for the public to see on the Alberni Valley Museum’s digital archives. See more at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com (PHOTO PN19027 COURTESY AV MUSEUM)

LOOK BACK: Tsunami hits Port Alberni in 1964

This year is the 58th anniversary of the tsunami

Part of a dock hangs on the top of pilings, where the tsunami wave placed it. Fishing boats are tied to the docks nearby. March 1964. The 58th anniversary of the Port Alberni tsunami is coming up on March 27. This historical photo is one of 24,000 available for the public to see on the Alberni Valley Museum’s digital archives. See more at https://portalberni.pastperfectonline.com (PHOTO PN19027 COURTESY AV MUSEUM)
A tsunami advisory was issued Jan. 15 around 5 a.m. for coastal B.C. (U.S. Tsunami Warning System image)

Lack of tsunami advisory warning causes concern in Alberni Valley

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District uses Voyent Alert! app for notifications

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)
(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 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)
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)
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LETTER: Good planning now will save City of Port Alberni in long run

I felt compelled to write regarding the need to relocate the City of Port Alberni’s works yard…

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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)
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)