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Preparing for an Earthquake and/or a Tsunami

Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines) made morning landfall November 07, 2013 at Guiuan, a small city in Samar province in the eastern Philippines. The U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center said maximum sustained winds were 195 mph, with gusts to 235 mph. As many of you readers now know, I am living in […]

Reprint – New Tsunami Warning Protocol Rolled Out in B.C.

New tsunami warning protocol rolled out in B.C. New system tested by magnitude 6.4 quake off Alaska coast on Monday CBC News  Posted: Nov 12, 2012 2:43 PM PT  Last Updated: Nov 12, 2012 7:05 PM PT  [media url=”http://lighthousememories.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/bc-tsunami-warning-williams-11_32291146.flv” width=”400″ height=”350″] The B.C. government is upgrading its tsunami warning plans following delays broadcasting emergency information […]

Japanese Debris On The BC Coast – Is it from the Japanese Tsunami?

  The next time you go to the beach and pick up a piece up something from the sand, think of the story of how it arrived there. Is it something lost from the local town, or something that has drifted for years to arrive here just for you?  Early in the 1900’s – commercial […]

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC)

On the Pacific Coast of British Columbia tsunami warnings are posted to all coastal communities and marine traffic by radio broadcasts. On the British Columbia lighthouses there is one monitoring station located at Langara Point lighthouse. In the event of a significant earthquake readings are taken from this site to observe forecasted tsunami waves. Up […]