If you’ve been rattled by some of the tsunami warnings earlier this year, the City of Victoria wants to help put your mind at ease.
On Monday, April 9th, they’re bringing in experts to talk to you about tsunamis: how they work, what to expect, and how to be prepared for one.
— City of Victoria (@CityOfVictoria) March 28, 2018
Despite being rare, these forces of nature can cause irreversible damage to lives and property, which is why it’s so important to be prepared if/when a tsunami strikes Vancouver Island.
Here’s a full breakdown of what’s happening at this free event:
- 6:15 – 6:45 PM: Earthquakes – What to Expect
Alison Bird, Earthquake Seismologist, Geological Survey of Canada.
Learn what to expect from earthquakes in the Capital Region, how to prepare for them, and how they can trigger a tsunami.
- 6:50 – 7:20 PM: Tsunamis 101
Dr. Tania L. Insua, PhD, Ocean Analytics Program Manager, Ocean Networks Canada
Dr. Insua will walk you through “Tsunamis 101” to learn the basics of tsunami science, how they are detected, measured, and modelled for the Capital Region, and what you can do to be prepared for one.
- 7:20 – 7:45 PM: Q&A Session
Moderated by Tanya Patterson, Emergency Program Coordinator, City of Victoria
Rajpreet Sall, Emergency Management Community Liaison, City of Victoria
- When: Monday, April 9th, 6 PM – 7:45 PM
- Where: Victoria City Hall, 1 Centennial Square
- Admission: FREE. To register, email [email protected] or call 250-920-3373