Earthquake in Japan
Published Friday, March 11, 2011 7:31PM PST
The first tsunami waves to hit coastal B.C. following a massive earthquake were underwhelming, but residents kept a wary eye on the picturesque shoreline Friday for the fallout.
- Reports of radiation leaking from Japan nuclear plant
Three patients at a hospital near Japan's damaged nuclear reactor have been exposed to radiation and require decontamination, according to government officials.
- 9,500 unaccounted for in Japanese port city: report
More than 9,500 people are unaccounted for in Minamisanriku, a town of some 17,000 people, Japan's Kyodo News agency reported Saturday.
- Quake shifted island, sped up Earth's rotation
The 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan on Friday moved the country's main island by more than two metres, in addition to shifting Earth on its axis and briefly speeding up its rotation, experts say.
- Tsunami advisory cancelled for B.C.
The tsunami advisory for B.C.'s coast has been officially cancelled after harbours in California and Hawaii felt the impact from waves spawned by a devastating earthquake off Japan Friday, with damage reported and one person missing.
- How you can help Japan
The Canadian Red Cross is reaching out online and through social media to raise funds for victims of the 8.9-magnitude quake. Donated money will go into an international fund to get short-term relief into affected areas.
- Are you ready for an earthquake in B.C.?
Buildings in British Columbia could not withstand an earthquake similar to the 8.9-magnitude quake that struck Japan, says an expert who believes the province is not adequately prepared.
- Air Canada cancels Vancouver-Tokyo flights
A spokesman for the airline said its flights from Toronto and Vancouver to the Japanese capital were cancelled and the airline was monitoring the situation before it decides whether to cancel any more in the coming days.
- Hundreds of bodies found in Japan quake aftermath
The largest earthquake in Japan's recorded history struck offshore Friday, leaving officials scrambling to restore services, put out fires and search for survivors after an ensuing tsunami washed away homes, roads, cars and ships.
- Concerned Canada stands behind devastated Japan
Residents of Canada shared anxious moments with their counterparts in Japan on Friday after the island nation was struck by a massive earthquake and devastating tsunami.
- Mayor admits many Vancouver buildings vulnerable
Older buildings in Vancouver would be vulnerable to an earthquake similar to the 8.9-magnitude quake that struck Japan, the city's mayor said Friday.