Be Tsunami Smart Information Session

You're invited to attend the FREE Be Tsunami Smart Information Session on Monday, April 9 to kick off BC Tsunami Preparedness Week.

Although tsunamis are rare, it’s important to understand what a tsunami is, the impact of a tsunami on Victoria, and what to do in the event of a tsunami warning.


p.m. – 6:15 p.m.: Welcome and Introductions

6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.: Earthquakes - What to Expect
Alison Bird, Earthquake Seismologist, Geological Survey of Canada
Alison Bird has over 20 years’ experience studying geoscience hazards. Learn what to expect from earthquakes in the Capital Region, how to prepare for them, and how they can trigger a tsunami.

6:50 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.: Tsunamis 101
Dr. Tania L. Insua, PhD, Ocean Analytics Program Manager
Ocean Networks Canada
Dr. Insua will walk you through “Tsunamis 101” to learn the basics of tsunami science, how they are detected, measured, and modelled for the Capital Region, and what you can do to be prepared for one.

7:20 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.: Q&A moderated by:
Tanya Patterson, Emergency Program Coordinator, City of Victoria
Rajpreet Sall, Emergency Management Community Liaison, City of Victoria

Register for this FREE event at or call 250.920.3373.

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1 Centennial Square, V8W 1P6
09 April , Monday 18:00

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