UPDATE It’s now been reduced to 7.9 magnitude.from 8.2. It never was 8.1, that’s me with a cold speaking. I had to get this vid out! The tsunami alert issued by Environment Canada covers the North Coast, Central Coast, Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii. It does NOT include Metro Vancouver or the Sunshine Coast.
If there is a tsunami, it is expected to hit the small fishing centre of Kodiak, Alaska, first. Kodiak has an estimated population of just above 6,000 people. People on both the North end and South end of Vancouver Island are being told to evacuate to Higher ground. The first wave is expected to hit Tofino at 4:40 a.m.
Keep your Phone well charged, take a radio and batteries in case of powercuts.
Follow @EmergencyInfoBC on Twitter
PS: My relative was killed in the Boxing Day Tsunami, this was before all the proper warnings
It’s important for us Youtubers to help provide warnings.
UPDATE: Apparently many people were asleep when it happened, and they only found out from telephone calls from friends and relatives, this is why it is important for youtubers to raise awareness too. Update: A lot of warnings were cancelled
BREAKING NEWS: 23.1.18 Alaska Earthquake, Kodiak,US, Vancouver Island Tsunami Warning – Vlog XCVII