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"If there had been a tsunami... the people of Masset would not have survived."

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Margo Hearn snapped this photo of people evacuating Masset on Saturday night. She says, "Had there been a tsunami, we would not have survived because traffic was crawling."

People are still sorting out exactly what happened and what could have been differently after Saturday night's earthquake near Haida Gwaii. Margo Hearn is a columnist with the Haida Gwaii Observor who was in the middle of the evacuation after tsunami warnings were issued for the islands. She paints a stark picture of confusion, congestion, and a potentially fatal situation, telling Leisha Grebinski "If there had been a tsunami immediately after the earthquake... the people of Masset would not have survived." And she still has concerns about the lack of communication during and after the quake.

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