When a West Coast storm meets a sunset. (Nik Dunn/Instagram)

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.

See also: How to prepare for “earthquake season” this March on the B.C. coast

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

Be Tsunami Smart Information Session

  • 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

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