Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Facts to Know about Tsunami Warnings in Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Facts to Know about Tsunami Warnings in Canada

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Facts to know about tsunami warnings in Canada

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VANCOUVER - Some residents along British Columbia's coastline were woken by tsunami warning sirens early Tuesday morning shortly after an earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska. Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada:

-- British Columbia learns about potential tsunamis from the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center.

-- The centre uses seismometers and sea level measuring stations, which send real time data to national and regional warning centres, to determine whether there's a risk.

-- After receiving notice from the U.S., federal and provincial emergency officials assess the information to determine whether it poses a threat to B.C.

-- There are five levels of alerts that B. …

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