Earthquake

A cruise ship nears the glaciers near Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in southwestern Alaska. Research published in 2021 linked a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in 1958 to glacial melting. (Courtesy Photo / U.S. National Park Service)

Climate change is impacting earthquake risks, federal report finds

Disaster risk assessment notes buildings constructed on permafrost at a ‘high risk’ of sinking

 

A new federal disaster risk assessment says there are major gaps in Canada’s earthquake response plans. (file photo)

Disaster risk profile warns Canada ill-prepared for a major earthquake

Report warns a 9.0 magnitude earthquake in British Columbia could result in $75 billion in losses

 

An earthquake occurred at 8:55 a.m. April 13 approximately 200 kilometres southwest of Port Alice. (Courtesy Earthquakes Canada)

No tsunami expected after earthquake off B.C. coast, seismologist says

No reports of the quake being felt on land

 

The Alberta Energy Regulator logo is seen on a flag at the opening of the regulator’s office in Calgary in an undated handout photo. Alberta’s energy regulator is defending its finding that the province’s largest recorded earthquake was caused by oilpatch activity. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Alberta Energy Regulator

Regulator defends finding that Alberta’s largest earthquake was caused by oilpatch

Obsidian Energy, a Calgary-based oil and gas producer, openly challenged the regulator’s attribution

The Alberta Energy Regulator logo is seen on a flag at the opening of the regulator’s office in Calgary in an undated handout photo. Alberta’s energy regulator is defending its finding that the province’s largest recorded earthquake was caused by oilpatch activity. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Alberta Energy Regulator
Earthquake and Volcano of the Korea Monitoring Division Director Ryoo Yong-gyu speaks in front of a screen showing seismic waves that were measured in South Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. New research says the largest recorded earthquake in Alberta’s history was not a natural event but most likely caused by disposal of oilsands wastewater. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ahn Young-joon

Largest recorded Alberta earthquake not natural, from oilsands wastewater: study

Peace River area rocked by series of quakes in November culminating with one at 5.6 magnitude

Earthquake and Volcano of the Korea Monitoring Division Director Ryoo Yong-gyu speaks in front of a screen showing seismic waves that were measured in South Korea, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. New research says the largest recorded earthquake in Alberta’s history was not a natural event but most likely caused by disposal of oilsands wastewater. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ahn Young-joon
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Sean Fraser speaks during a news conference Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in Ottawa. The federal government says it will make it easier for temporary residents in Canada from Turkey and Syria to extend their stay in the country after a powerful earthquake struck their countries last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada to accept more Syrian, Turkish residents after earthquake

Feds to prioritize processing temporary visas for those impacted by natural disaster

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Sean Fraser speaks during a news conference Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in Ottawa. The federal government says it will make it easier for temporary residents in Canada from Turkey and Syria to extend their stay in the country after a powerful earthquake struck their countries last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Two minor earthquakes were recorded off B.C.’s coast on March 11 and 12, the second near Vancouver Island. (Earthquakes Canada)
Two minor earthquakes were recorded off B.C.’s coast on March 11 and 12, the second near Vancouver Island. (Earthquakes Canada)
Fans throw toys onto the pitch during the Turkish Super League soccer match between Besiktas and Antalyaspor at the Vodafone stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023. During the match, supporters threw a massive number of soft toys to be donated to children affected by the powerful earthquake on Feb. 6 on southeast Turkey. (AP Photo)

New quake hits Turkey, toppling more buildings: 1 killed

More than 100 injured as a result of a quake centered in the town of Yesilyurt

Fans throw toys onto the pitch during the Turkish Super League soccer match between Besiktas and Antalyaspor at the Vodafone stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023. During the match, supporters threw a massive number of soft toys to be donated to children affected by the powerful earthquake on Feb. 6 on southeast Turkey. (AP Photo)
A destroyed building leans on a neighbouring house following the earthquake in Samandag, southern Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. Survivors of the earthquake that jolted Turkey and Syria 15 days ago, killing tens of thousands of people and leaving hundreds of thousands of others homeless, dealt with more trauma and loss Tuesday after another deadly quake and aftershocks rocked the region. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Canada sending another $30M in aid to Turkey, Syria, as rebuild begins

Two major earthquakes damaged tens of thousands of buildings, left more than 47,000 people dead

A destroyed building leans on a neighbouring house following the earthquake in Samandag, southern Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. Survivors of the earthquake that jolted Turkey and Syria 15 days ago, killing tens of thousands of people and leaving hundreds of thousands of others homeless, dealt with more trauma and loss Tuesday after another deadly quake and aftershocks rocked the region. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
White Rock deputy fire Chief Norm MacLeod travelled to Turkey with Burnaby Urban Search and Rescue, following the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck on Feb. 6, 2023. (Contributed photo)

B.C. deputy fire chief recalls Turkey rescue efforts, ‘amazing’ resilience of those impacted

Norm MacLeod reflects on week in earthquake-ravaged Adiyaman

White Rock deputy fire Chief Norm MacLeod travelled to Turkey with Burnaby Urban Search and Rescue, following the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck on Feb. 6, 2023. (Contributed photo)
A man sits in the rubble of collapsed building in Antakya, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petros Giannakouris

3 dead, more than 200 hurt as new quake hits Turkey, Syria

6.4-magnitude earthquake followed by 5.8-magnitude tremor Monday

A man sits in the rubble of collapsed building in Antakya, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petros Giannakouris
A 4.8 magnitude was recorded late Feb. 16 about 166 km off Port Alice at a depth of about 10 km. (Earthquakes Canada)

No tsunami expected after 4.8 magnitude earthquake off Vancouver Island

There are no reports of damage after the Feb. 16 quake

A 4.8 magnitude was recorded late Feb. 16 about 166 km off Port Alice at a depth of about 10 km. (Earthquakes Canada)
Turkish rescue workers stand by a collapsed building in Adiyaman, southern Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. Rescuers in Turkey miraculously continued to pull earthquake survivors out of the rubble on Saturday. The unlikely rescues, coming over four days after Monday’s 7.8-magnitude quake brought down thousands of buildings in Turkey and Syria, offered fleeting moments of joy amid a catastrophe that has killed nearly 24,000 people, injured at least 80,000 others and left millions homeless.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Turkey detains building contractors as quake deaths pass 33K

About 130 people accused of poor construction methods

Turkish rescue workers stand by a collapsed building in Adiyaman, southern Turkey, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. Rescuers in Turkey miraculously continued to pull earthquake survivors out of the rubble on Saturday. The unlikely rescues, coming over four days after Monday’s 7.8-magnitude quake brought down thousands of buildings in Turkey and Syria, offered fleeting moments of joy amid a catastrophe that has killed nearly 24,000 people, injured at least 80,000 others and left millions homeless.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
A woman embraces a member of the Burnaby Urban Search and Rescue Team as they are greeted by members of the Turkish Canadian community upon arrival from Turkey at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The team of volunteer search and rescue experts, which is mostly comprised of firefighters from Burnaby, deployed to Turkey the day after last week’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: B.C. search and rescue team arrives home after aiding Turkish relief efforts

Members of the team touched down Tuesday following a week-long deployment in Adiyaman

A woman embraces a member of the Burnaby Urban Search and Rescue Team as they are greeted by members of the Turkish Canadian community upon arrival from Turkey at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The team of volunteer search and rescue experts, which is mostly comprised of firefighters from Burnaby, deployed to Turkey the day after last week’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Rescue workers stand on a collapsed building in Adiyaman, southern Turkey, Monday, Feb. 13, 2023. The body of a young Canadian woman who was visiting Turkey has been found in the rubble of a building that collapsed during a massive earthquake on Feb. 6. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Emrah Gurel

Canadian woman’s body found in building that collapsed during earthquake in Turkey

Saad Zora says his twin sister, Samar, who like her brothers is from Halifax, was found Tuesday

Rescue workers stand on a collapsed building in Adiyaman, southern Turkey, Monday, Feb. 13, 2023. The body of a young Canadian woman who was visiting Turkey has been found in the rubble of a building that collapsed during a massive earthquake on Feb. 6. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Emrah Gurel
Mourners bury family members who died in a devastating earthquake that rocked Syria and Turkey at a cemetery in the town of Jinderis, Aleppo province, Syria, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. A newborn girl was found buried under debris with her umbilical cord still connected to her mother, Afraa Abu Hadiya, who was found dead, according to relatives and a doctor. The baby was the only member of her family to survive from the building collapse Monday in Jinderis, next to the Turkish border, Ramadan Sleiman, a relative, told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)

Gunmen storm hospital of newborn saved from quake in Syria

Aya’s mother died after giving birth to her in the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake

Mourners bury family members who died in a devastating earthquake that rocked Syria and Turkey at a cemetery in the town of Jinderis, Aleppo province, Syria, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. A newborn girl was found buried under debris with her umbilical cord still connected to her mother, Afraa Abu Hadiya, who was found dead, according to relatives and a doctor. The baby was the only member of her family to survive from the building collapse Monday in Jinderis, next to the Turkish border, Ramadan Sleiman, a relative, told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
A man sits in the rubble of collapsed building in Antakya, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. The oldest brother of a Canadian woman who has been missing since an earthquake struck Turkey is attempting to rent rescue equipment as he prepares to join two siblings in the desperate search for his sister. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petros Giannakouris

Turkish excavators search in rubble where Canadian woman last heard from

Samar Zora had arrived in the ancient city, once known as Antioch, just a day before the earthquake

A man sits in the rubble of collapsed building in Antakya, Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. The oldest brother of a Canadian woman who has been missing since an earthquake struck Turkey is attempting to rent rescue equipment as he prepares to join two siblings in the desperate search for his sister. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petros Giannakouris
Rescuers work on a collapsed building in Kahramanmaras, southern Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. Six days after earthquakes in Syria and Turkey killed tens of thousands, sorrow and disbelief are turning to anger and tension over a sense that there has been an ineffective, unfair and disproportionate response to the historic disaster. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

VIDEO: Turkey earthquake survivors face despair, as rescues wane

Quake killed more than 35,000, reduced towns and cities to fragments of concrete and twisted metal

Rescuers work on a collapsed building in Kahramanmaras, southern Turkey, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. Six days after earthquakes in Syria and Turkey killed tens of thousands, sorrow and disbelief are turning to anger and tension over a sense that there has been an ineffective, unfair and disproportionate response to the historic disaster. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
A member of the Vehibe family mourns a relative during the burial of one of the earthquake victims that struck a border region of Turkey and Syria five days ago in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, on Saturday, February 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Grief gives way to anger over Turkey’s earthquake response

Many say rescue operations have been painfully slow as the death toll grows

A member of the Vehibe family mourns a relative during the burial of one of the earthquake victims that struck a border region of Turkey and Syria five days ago in Antakya, southeastern Turkey, on Saturday, February 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A Turkish soldier, left, watches as rescue workers of the search and rescue unit of the Turkish Gendarmerie General Command, JAK, work to pull 23-year-old Huseyin Seferoglou from the rubble of a collapsed building in Antakya, Turkey, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS-AP-Petros Giannakouris

Turkish-Canadian Society calls for faster deployment of rescue teams after disasters

Search and rescue from Burnaby the only team from Canada to deploy so far

A Turkish soldier, left, watches as rescue workers of the search and rescue unit of the Turkish Gendarmerie General Command, JAK, work to pull 23-year-old Huseyin Seferoglou from the rubble of a collapsed building in Antakya, Turkey, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS-AP-Petros Giannakouris