Tag: tsunami

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A Look Back at Canada’s Worst Natural Disasters

Living in Canada, we are fortunate to be in such a vast country with an incredibly varied geography. Yet, while one coast is at risk for earthquakes, the other is at risk for hurricanes. Before 1990, only three Canadian disasters exceeded $500 million. However, in the past decade alone, nine have surpassed that amount! Yesterday...

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Fun ways for YOUth to prepare!

British Columbia Youth Week kicks off today! From now until May 7th, youth week is a time to celebrate and work towards a stronger connection between youth and their communities. Youth Week events highlight the abilities and accomplishment of youth, while also educating and empowering them to continue to positively impact their communities. We firmly...

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A Look Back at the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Today, March 11th, marks the 3rd anniversary of the 2011 Japan Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. This was the most powerful earthquake to ever hit the country, with a magnitude of 9.0. The earthquake was so strong, that it moved Honshu (the main island of Japan) 8 feet east, and shifted the Earth on its axis between...

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To Evacuate or Not to Evacuate, That is the Question:

If you received an evacuation warning, would you go? Would you be more likely to go if it were an evacuation order instead of a warning? Choosing whether to evacuate or not in a severe situation can really be a life-changing decision with lasting consequences. To some, it may seem like a no-brainer to leave...

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2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

On December 26th, 2004 a 9.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, and set off an ensuing tsunami that left utter devastation in its path. Whether you know it to be the Indian Ocean tsunami or the South Asian tsunami, the outcome was unfortunately the same -over 230,000 people in 14 countries...

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Geographical Breakdown of Natural Disasters – Ring of Fire

Natural disasters happen all over the world. If you review a week in the news, you’d likely find stories coming out of the Philippines and Hungary, San Francisco and Japan. We can never really ‘predict’ natural disasters, however, certain areas are susceptible to certain natural disasters. With this, we can always have an idea of...

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Geographical Breakdown of Natural Disasters – Europe

Natural disasters happen all over the world. If you review a week in the news, you’d likely find stories coming out of the Philippines and Hungary, San Francisco or Japan. We can never really ‘predict’ natural disasters, however, certain areas are susceptible to certain natural disasters. With this, we can always have an idea of...

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Myths Debunked: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Tornadoes

We are in the midst of Canada’s National Science and Technology Week from October 18th-27th! To mark the beginning of the week, thousands of Canadians across the country joined in an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest science lesson ever – what an incredible day for science and tech! ePACT is...