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Experts urge Canadians to take part in earthquake drill Oct. 15

Organizers say 750,000 people have already registered in B.C., which will see participants 'duck and cover'.

No damage as moderate earthquake shivers off northwestern Vancouver Island

Tremor is one of 150 magnitude-five or stronger quakes that have hit the faultline in past 40 years.

One million evacuated after 8.3 magnitude quake strikes Chile

A magnitude 8.3 earthquake that struck Chile has triggered tsunami alerts across the Pacific Rim.
A fracking operation in B.C. owned by Petronas is blamed for the largest earthqu

4.6-magnitude quake linked to B.C. fracking operation owned by Petronas

Fracking has caused nearly 200 seismic events in an area stretching from the B.C.-Alberta boundary near Dawson Creek to the B.C. Rocky Mountain foothills, according to a report.

San Andreas simulates The Big One, while I’ll See You In My Dreams and Ghibli film explore love and friendship

Also notice the two Canadian films and the many Vancouver connections
Earthquake, Nepal, Mount Everest, Canadians abroad

Canadian stranded in Nepal says Ottawa not doing enough to help citizens go home

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A Montreal woman trying to get home from Nepal after Saturday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake says Ottawa isn't doing enough to help expats and travellers stranded in the stricken...
Earthquake, Nepal, Mt Everest, Geological event, Canadians abroad

'Chaos' at Nepal airport, says Montreal woman stranded by massive earthquake

TORONTO — A Montreal woman stranded in Nepal by Saturday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake says there's chaos at the airport as foreigners try to leave the stricken country. Emilie-Anne Leroux says she was...
Environment, Haida Gwaii, Northern Gateway pipeline, earthquake, LNG

Earthquake off Haida Gwaii shakes up debate on B.C. tanker traffic

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake off the coast of Haida Gwaii has shaken up the debate over possible impacts of such a quake near the Northern Gateway pipeline termination point or on bitumen tankers in...

Taking out the trash

 Last Saturday, the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up, a partnership between the Vancouver Aquarium, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and the Vancouver Airport (YVR) launched the 19th annual fall...

Typhoon batters Tokyo, heads for crippled nuclear plant

A million told to evacuate as power lines down, rivers swell, winds rattle homes and reactor continues to leak.