Reducing the Risk of Tsunamis on Canada’s West Coast

North American plate. Seismologist Ken Burke, though, speaking for the Conservation Council of New Brunswick in its opposition to the CNSC granting Lepreau a new five-year operating licence, testified at a public hearing in December that nearby Passamaquoddy Bay experienced a magnitude 6. The twin cities of Alberni and Port Alberni are situated at the head of a 35 mile long inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

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The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Pickering six , Darlington four , and Bruce eight , all within kilometres—some of them much closer—of Greater Toronto, with a population of more than six million, according to the census. The earthquakes that spawned them were all of less magnitude than the monster 9.

Most of those steps appear to be related to emergency responsiveness, though. Warning signs of an approaching tsunami may be strong and prolonged ground shaking, if the cause is a nearby earthquake, or the sea may suddenly recede along the shore. The jagged B.

Tsunamis in Coastal British Columbia

CBC previously reported that safety upgrades included a new ventilation system to counter hydrogen explosions and a backup water line for cooling the reactor if the power goes out. It can be also ordered by. Customer help. In the east, earthquakes are expected to be smaller and less probable. Prince Rupert 3. The tsunami travel times were: Tsunami Damage at Port Alberni. The single reactor at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station is 14 metres above sea level on the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world.

Perhaps it should be reiterated here that the Point Lepreau power plant is 14 metres above sea level, with no extraordinary defences against tsunamis or even sea surges , as is customary in Japan.

Poison surrounds us No nuclear plant is safe. About homes in Port Alberni were damaged, 60 extensively. That is also why I wrote about the unusually high tides the day of the Newfoundland tsunami.

Actual tsunami runup was higher. Remote, small communities on the coast were literally left in the dark, without cellphone coverage and reliant on land-based phones and radios. A total of dwellings were damaged, with 55 being totally lost.