The Provincial Government is encouraging coastal communities to be ready if disaster strikes during Tsunami Preparedness Week.
Every April is a reminder that B.C. is a seismically active province, and the threat posed from a damaging tsunami is a reality.
A tsunami is a series of waves that result from a large and sudden displacement of the ocean, most often caused by a large undersea earthquake.
British Columbians were reminded of this in January 2018, when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska triggered tsunami warnings in four of five tsunami notification zones, with a tsunami advisory in the fifth.