A RAC BULLETIN…. New RAC Director for Ontario North/East,

RAC would like to welcome Allan Boyd, VE3AJB, as our new Director for the Ontario North/East Region. Allan was recently appointed by the RAC Board of Directors as the Director for Ontario North/East to fill the vacant position of RAC’s newly elected President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA. He will complete the remainder of a two-year term that started in January 2015 and will end on December 31, 2016. Continue reading “A RAC BULLETIN…. New RAC Director for Ontario North/East,”

ELECTRICAL SAFETY-STUFF WE ALL SHOULD KNOW

Below are two websites with excellent information on electrical safety. The Puget Sound url has an interesting video.  ARES folks, this information may assist with disaster/crisis presentations.

https://www.bchydro.com/safety-outages/safety-in-emergencies.html

Puget Sound video

https://pse.com/safety/ElectricSafety/Pages/Downed-Power-Lines.aspx

Information on Anchor Point,AK Earthquake

M6.8 – SOUTHERN ALASKA

From

Alaska Earthquake Information Center
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks

http://www.aeic.alaska.edu

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.8
Date-Time
  • 24 Jan 2016 10:30:29 UTC
  • 24 Jan 2016 01:30:29 near epicenter
  • 24 Jan 2016 02:30:29 standard time in your timezone
Location 59.605N 153.340W
Depth 123 km
Distances
  • 87 km (53 mi) WSW of Anchor Point, Alaska
  • 261 km (161 mi) SW of Anchorage, Alaska
  • 295 km (182 mi) SW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska
  • 651 km (403 mi) SSW of Fairbanks, Alaska
  • 1019 km (631 mi) W of Whitehorse, Canada
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.4 km; Vertical 0.6 km
Parameters Nph = 69; Dmin = 0.0 km; Rmss = 0.69 seconds; Gp = 0°
Version = 2
Event ID ak 12496371

LARGE SCALE EXERCISE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST THIS SPRING 2016.

Planners on both sides of the border are working to prepare for a large scale earthquake exercise this spring.   This should be a heads up for ARES folks to make sure you check your plans, maybe have a little practice exercise too. This article provides some information on the US side of the event.  For more information go to

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/earthquake-pacific-northwest-big-one-1.3411659