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Concerns arise over response after major earthquake

Oct. 29, 2012, Haida Gwaii, B.C. - Small communities under evacuation orders Saturday night responded calmly and quickly after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit Haida Gwaii and triggered fears of a tsunami, said local and provincial officials. But the time lapse between the quake and the response by Emergency Management B.C. left some questioning the government’s disaster preparedness. The Vancouver Sun reports.

October 29, 2012
By The Vancouver Sun

Oct. 29, 2012, Haida Gwaii, B.C. – Small communities under evacuation orders Saturday night responded
calmly and quickly after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit Haida Gwaii and
triggered fears of a tsunami, said local and provincial officials. But
the time lapse between the quake and the response by Emergency
Management B.C. left some questioning the government’s disaster
preparedness. The Vancouver Sun reports. | READ MORE


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