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Earthquake Groups & News

Earthquake Activity and Information

Earthquakes Canada

Information on recent earthquake activity in Canada and around the world.

BC Provincial Emergency Program (PEP)

Emergency preparedness information for earthquakes and other types of emergencies.

Victoria Emergency Management Agency (VEMA)

The City of Victoria’s resource for helping our community prepare for an emergency. Responsible for training City staff and coordinating an emergency response in the event of a disaster, VEMA also educates and empowers Victoria citizens on how to be “emergency prepared.”

Vancouver Emergency Preparedness Program

A series workshops that will provide residents with information, training and skills to help them through an emergency.

Vancouver Emergency Social Services (ESS)

Emergency Social Services provides for the various needs of evacuees in a disaster or emergency situation. Services include food, clothing, lodging, personal services, registration and inquiries for evacuees, as well as other specialized needs. It is also the role of ESS to set up and manage reception centres and shelters for people in need.

Saanich Emergency Program (SEP)

A division of the Saanich Fire Department that provides the citizens of Saanich with a response to emergencies, major emergencies and disasters.

Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup

The Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW) is a coalition of private and public representatives working together to improve the ability of Cascadia Region communities to reduce the effects of earthquake events.

USGS – U.S. Geological Survey

Your source for science you can use as an unbiased, multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water, we are dedicated to the timely, relevant, and impartial study of the landscape, our natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten us.

Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW)

CREW brings together researchers, practitioners and citizens from northern California to British Columbia to help our region plan for earthquakes and become more resilient to these events.

Government of Canada Get Prepared Website

The “Get Prepared” campaign encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency, enabling first responders to focus on those in urgent need.


CBC Radio Podcasts from On The Island

Interview with Gary Rogers, a Seismologist at the Pacific Geoscience Centre in Sidney

February 2011 – Looking at the most recent Christchurch earthquake.  Talking about retrofitting buildings and how costal communities in BC can prepare themselves for this kind of event.

Interview with Seismologist Tuna Onur

September 20, 2010 – How the recent earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand compares to an earthquake in Victoria.

Interview with Seismologist John Cassidy

September 21, 2010 – The lessons we have learned from the recent earthquake in Chile and how we can apply us here in Victoria.