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NEWS RELEASE · 27th October 2012
Provincial Emergency Notificat


This is an important bulletin from the Provincial Emergency Notification System. A large Earthquake has occurred in the Pacific Basin near Haida Gwaii. The West Coast Alaska Tsunami Warning Centre has issued a tsunami warning for the following zones of British Columbia.

Zone A - The North Coast and Haida Gwaii

Zone B - The Central Coast including Bella Bella, Bella Coola, and Shearwater

At this time, it is believed that a low level Tsunami could impact marinas and other coastal infrastructure or create strong currents in harbours and isolated coastal Infrastructure of these zones. Local Governments in these zones are advised to activate their emergency plans and to immediately evacuate marinas, beaches, and other areas that are below the normal high tide mark.

Zone C and D are under Information only and no notice for Zone E

For the Following Zones, The Bulletin has been elevated to an advisory

Zone C - The Outer West Coast of Vancouver Island from Cape Scott to Port Renfrew.

Zone D - The Juan de Fuca Straight from Jordan River to the Greater Victoria, including the Saanich Penninsula.

No Bulletin Issued for:

Zone E - The Georgia Basin Including the Gulf Islands and Low Lying Areas from Greater Vancouver North to Campbell River.

Only two small wave has been measured at Langara (North Tip of Haida Gwaii) 2042HR and 2102HR of less then 50 CM. Nothing has been measured or observed on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.