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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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Earthquake Hazards: A Short Primer

Guest post by Peter Basham. Peter is a seasoned seismologist with a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering and a Master’s degree in Geophysics. After installing and operating a seismograph station on Prince Patrick Island in the Canadian Arctic, Peter ended up as a research scientist in the Geological Survey in Ottawa. His research focused on...

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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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New Years Resolution – ePACT is #Ready2014

On Wednesday we offered some ideas for you to implement this New Year to better prepare yourself and your family for natural disasters and other emergencies. We decided to take a look at the preparedness across our own team and it got us thinking – why not show you how some of the ePACT staff...