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ONC sensors monitor Alaska earthquake

February 1, 2018 - The 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 - The 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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