Public Safety – Emergency Management

“For the Government of Canada, Public Safety Canada houses the Government Operations Centre at the hub of the national emergency management system. It’s an advanced centre for monitoring and coordinating the federal response to an emergency. Our network of 11 Regional Offices and 2 Satellite offices across Canada are the Department’s representatives closest to any emergency or event of national interest. They provide regional operational support to the Government Operations Centre.”
 
[important]To learn more about Canada’s Emergency Management Program please visit http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/prg/em/index-eng.aspx[/important]

Canadian Coast Guard Radio – Cape Lazo

 

“Comox is the third busiest marine traffic centre across Canada handling an average of 900 marine incidents and emergencies per year (behind only Victoria and Halifax). In total, the five west coast centres handle 60% of all marine incidents and traffic movements in Canada.”  

To learn more about Cape Lazo and the Canadian Coast Guard please visit:http://nauticapedia.ca/Articles/MCTS_final.php

[important]Salmon, Lynn (2012) Comox Coast Guard Radio – Over One Hundred Years of History. Nauticapedia.ca 2012. http://nauticapedia.ca/Articles/MCTS.php Updated August 8th,2012[/important]

Public Advisory: Increased flows on Nanaimo River

INFORMATION BULLETIN

2012FOR0183-001459
Sept. 28, 2012

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

 

Public Advisory: Increased flows on Nanaimo River

 

NANAIMO – The public should use extra caution when using the Nanaimo River for recreation next week, due to increased water flows.

 

Starting on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, Harmac Pacific and the City of Nanaimo will be releasing more water from two reservoirs to improve fish access through the rapids into the Nanaimo Lakes spawning areas.

 

 

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Anyone using the river – especially boaters and swimmers – should be aware of the increased water flows and use extra caution. Increased flows can combine with storms to create strong currents and undertows. The higher water levels are also expected to raise water levels at the Highway 19 bridge later in the week by about 0.3 metres (one foot). The higher water levels may last for two to three days.

 

[/warning]

 

Harmac Pacific will be releasing water from its Fourth Lake reservoir, increasing flows from 2.83 to 7.07 cubic metres per second (100 to 250 cubic feet per second) starting Monday, Oct. 1. The City of Nanaimo will be releasing water from its Jump Lake reservoir, increasing flows from 1.00 to approximately 6.80 cubic metres per second (35 to 240 cubic feet per second) starting Wednesday, Oct. 3.

 

Water release dates vary each year, depending on the number of fish entering the river and river flows resulting from rain. Present river flows are slightly below average for this time of year. Nanaimo Hatchery staff are constantly monitoring fish movements in the river by conducting fish-count swims.

 

These fall pulse releases of water have been taking place for more than 20 years and are the result of an agreement between several agencies, including Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the City of Nanaimo and the Snuneymuxw First Nation, as well as Nanaimo Forest Products, which operates Harmac Pacific.

 

 

Contact:  Arnis DambergsWater Technical Officer

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

250 751-3165

 

Connect with the Province of B.C. at: www.gov.bc.ca/connect

7.1 mb – COLOMBIA

7.1 mb – COLOMBIA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.1 mb
Date-Time
  • 30 Sep 2012 16:31:34 UTC
  • 30 Sep 2012 11:31:34 near epicenter
  • 30 Sep 2012 08:31:34 standard time in your timezone
Location 1.969N 76.315W
Depth 150 km
Distances
  • 62 km (39 miles) SSE (149 degrees) of Popayan, Colombia
  • 89 km (55 miles) WNW (296 degrees) of Florencia, Colombia
  • 137 km (85 miles) NE (51 degrees) of Pasto, Colombia
  • 345 km (214 miles) NE (45 degrees) of QUITO, Ecuador
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 3.0 km; Vertical 6.9 km
Parameters Nph = 717; Dmin = 885.8 km; Rmss = 0.89 seconds; Gp = 57°
M-type = mb; Version = A
Event ID us 2012gdap

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6.4 Mwc – ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.

6.4 Mwc – ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.4 Mwc
Date-Time
  • 26 Sep 2012 23:39:54 UTC
  • 26 Sep 2012 14:39:54 near epicenter
  • 26 Sep 2012 15:39:54 standard time in your timezone
Location 51.634N 178.293W
Depth 9 km
Distances
  • 117 km (72 miles) WSW (257 degrees) of Adak, AK
  • 287 km (178 miles) W (259 degrees) of Atka, AK
  • 2027 km (1260 miles) WSW (251 degrees) of Anchorage, AK
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 13.9 km; Vertical 2.6 km
Parameters Nph = 853; Dmin = 114.9 km; Rmss = 1.17 seconds; Gp = 20°
M-type = Mwc; Version = E
Event ID us c000cwni ***This event has been revised.

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6.2 Mwp – GULF OF CALIFORNIA

6.2 Mwp – GULF OF CALIFORNIA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.2 Mwp
Date-Time
  • 25 Sep 2012 23:45:26 UTC
  • 25 Sep 2012 17:45:26 near epicenter
  • 25 Sep 2012 15:45:26 standard time in your timezone
Location 24.835N 110.152W
Depth 10 km
Distances
  • 75 km (47 miles) N (11 degrees) of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • 154 km (96 miles) E (98 degrees) of Constitución, Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • 155 km (96 miles) SW (220 degrees) of Ahome, Sinaloa, Mexico
  • 1086 km (675 miles) SE (140 degrees) of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 13.7 km; Vertical 1.9 km
Parameters Nph = 441; Dmin = 470.7 km; Rmss = 1.12 seconds; Gp = 69°
M-type = Mwp; Version = A
Event ID us c000cw0l

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