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ONC sensors monitor Alaska earthquake

February 1, 2018 - Ring

In the early morning hours of Jan. 23, a magnitude-7.9 earthquake occurred off Alaska, generating a tsunami warning for coastal BC, and alerts and evacuations on Vancouver Island. As the tsunami wave moved over Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) sensors connected to its deep-sea offshore observatory, ONC staff surged into action interpreting real-time data, working with emergency planning and response authorities, and interacting with the public on social media.

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On shaky ground

April 7, 2017 - Ring

A University of Victoria geologist has led the discovery of an active fault line that runs a few kilometres from downtown Victoria, including the Esquimalt Lagoon area and just offshore from James Bay and Clover Point.

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Experts on earthquakes

January 8, 2015 - Media tip

This month marks the 315th anniversary—on Jan. 26, 1700—of the Cascadia megaquake off the west coast. The following three experts from the University of Victoria are available to discuss recent earthquakes off Vancouver Island, including the Jan. 8 …

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