Complaints were heard in some communities about the flow of information from Emergency Management B.C. The 7.7 magnitude quake struck at
8:04 p.m. PT Saturday, but it was 8:55 p.m. by the time Emergency Management B.C. was able
to issue its first tsumami warning on Twitter, long after U.S. warnings
had been issued at 8:13 p.m. PT and news stations had already begun
reporting on the earthquake.
In Prince Rupert, several hundred kilometres from the epicentre, some
people complain they heard no emergency messages to seek higher ground.
Here is a response from B.C.'s minster responsible for public safety, Justice Minster Shirley Bond.
John Cassidy is an earthquake seismologist with Natural Resources Canada Pacific Geoscience Centre based in Victoria. He spoke with Leisha Grebinski about the scope of this weekend's quake, and what it means for future events.
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