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Did you feel it? #BCQuake

If you felt last night’s quake please go to: Natural Resources Canada and fill out their questionnaire.  This information will help plan for future earthquakes.

There are no reports of damage or injuries following a moderate earthquake that struck near Victoria late Tuesday.

The quake struck at 11:39 p.m. PST about 20 kilometres north of Victoria and was felt across much of southern British Columbia.

Natural Resources Canada said the quake measured 4.3 while the U.S. Geological Survey placed the magnitude at 4.8.

The Canadian agency said there were no reports of damage, adding that none would be expected.

From The Globe and Mail




Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.2
  • 25 Sep 2014 17:51:17 UTC
  • 25 Sep 2014 09:51:17 near epicenter
  • 25 Sep 2014 09:51:17 standard time in your timezone
Location 61.953N 151.785W
Depth 102 km
  • 94 km (58 mi) WNW of Willow, Alaska
  • 125 km (77 mi) WNW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska
  • 129 km (79 mi) NW of Anchorage, Alaska
  • 379 km (234 mi) SSW of College, Alaska
  • 903 km (559 mi) WNW of Whitehorse, Canada
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.3 km; Vertical 0.4 km
Parameters Nph = 141; Dmin = 14.1 km; Rmss = 0.95 seconds; Gp = 21°
Version = 2
Event ID ak 11401855 ***This event supersedes event USb000sfz7.

For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Alaska Earthquake Information Center
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks

IC Proposes Changes to Antenna Siting Protocol* 2014-02-28

Earlier today IC released a consultation
changes to CPC-2-0-03, the Antenna Siting Protocol to address the
Industry Minister’s policy statement of 5 February 2014 removing the
15m exemption for “cell towers”.

The RAC Bulletin of 6 February had commented on the Minister’s policy
statement and urged that the drafting of the regulatory changes should
follow closely the Minister’s statement. It provided several reasons
why the exemption should not be removed for radio amateurs.

The consultation document released today proposes exactly the type of
change to the height exemption RAC favoured.The 15m exemption would
remain but not apply to “broadcasting undertakings and
telecommunications carriers”.

The consultation document proposes a number of other small changes to
CPC-2-0-03 and RAC will look closely at these before completing its
comments on the proposed changes. Industry Canada will receive
comments from the public on these changes by 31 March 2014 and
finalize the changes shortly thereafter.

Some radio amateurs had expressed concern that there might be a
blanket removal of the 15m exemption, forcing those wanting to install
any antenna into cumbersome notification and consultation processes.
This now seems unlikely but we need to follow through on the
consultation process to make sure this is the final result.

RAC will respond on behalf of all Canadian amateur radio operators.

Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA
RAC Vice-President Regulatory Affairs