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Severe heatwave breaks 64 temperature records in British Columbia, Canada

Heatwave Alert

This past weekend’s heat wave in B.C. is one for the history books
 
Environment Canada says 64 temperature records for communities across the province have been broken. 
 
The highest temperature was 40.6 C, recorded in Warfield, a village outside Trail in West Kootenay, on Saturday.
 
Osoyoos, near the U.S. border about 400 kilometres east of Vancouver, came close — hitting 40.4 C.
 
Environment Canada had issued a special weather statement for the weekend, warning of high temperatures, even along the coast in Metro Vancouver.
Hot weather not over
Temperatures are expected to climb again on Canada Day and through next weekend, and the long-range forecast has B.C. in for a long, hot summer.
 
It has already been a remarkably dry year in much of B.C.
 
Snowpack was “extremely low” in April, when it normally reaches its peak, and the past May was the driest on record for most of the province.
 
That has led to an early start to the wildfire season, and concerns about drought conditions on Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii.
 
The heat is being driven by a high-pressure system sitting off the B.C. coast, and a warmer-than-normal sea surface temperature, according to CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe.
Courtesy of cbc.ca

MAGNITUDE 5.8 SOUTHERN ALASKA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=448091

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Depth: 100 km

Distances: 2279 km NW of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,837,969 / local time: 15:32:17.9 2015-06-24
935 km W of Whitehorse, Canada / pop: 23,272 / local time: 15:32:17.9 2015-06-24
142 km NW of Anchorage, United States / pop: 291,826 / local time: 14:32:17.9 2015-06-24
124 km W of Willow, United States / pop: 2,102 / local time: 14:32:17.9 2015-06-24


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MAGNITUDE 4.3 OFF COAST OF OREGON, USA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=444722

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 728 km SW of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,837,969 / local time: 00:01:20.8 2015-06-01
534 km W of Salem, United States / pop: 154,637 / local time: 00:01:20.8 2015-06-01
453 km W of Newport, United States / pop: 9,989 / local time: 00:01:20.8 2015-06-01


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MAGNITUDE 6.8 ALASKA PENINSULA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=444260

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Depth: 60 km

Distances: 2377 km NW of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,837,969 / local time: 00:00:08.2 2015-05-29
284 km W of Kodiak, United States / pop: 6,130 / local time: 23:00:08.2 2015-05-28
272 km SE of Dillingham, United States / pop: 2,329 / local time: 23:00:08.2 2015-05-28


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MAGNITUDE 4.2 OFF COAST OF OREGON, USA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=436104

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 708 km SW of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,837,969 / local time: 22:44:50.6 2015-04-10
350 km SW of Salem, United States / pop: 154,637 / local time: 22:44:50.6 2015-04-10
219 km W of Coquille, United States / pop: 3,866 / local time: 22:44:50.6 2015-04-10
203 km W of Bandon, United States / pop: 3,066 / local time: 22:44:50.6 2015-04-10


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MAGNITUDE 4.9 VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=430303

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Depth: 20 km

Distances: 489 km W of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,837,969 / local time: 00:35:10.2 2015-03-04
302 km NW of Tofino, Canada / pop: 1,655 / local time: 00:35:10.2 2015-03-04


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MAGNITUDE 4.8 VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=420348

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Depth: 25 km

Distances: 191 km W of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,837,969 / local time: 18:02:56.1 2015-01-07
12 km E of Tofino, Canada / pop: 1,655 / local time: 18:02:56.1 2015-01-07


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MAGNITUDE 5.2 VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000tb91#summary

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 195km (121mi) SW of Bella Bella, Canada
365km (227mi) WNW of Campbell River, Canada
372km (231mi) S of Prince Rupert, Canada
395km (245mi) WNW of Courtenay, Canada
565km (351mi) WNW of Victoria, Canada  


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MAGNITUDE 4.9 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=414203

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Depth: 20 km

Distances: 542 km NW of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,837,969 / local time: 01:40:50.6 2014-12-21
355 km S of Kitimat, Canada / pop: 8,987 / local time: 01:40:50.6 2014-12-21


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MAGNITUDE 5.1 VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=414165

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 540 km NW of Vancouver, Canada / pop: 1,837,969 / local time: 18:57:38.1 2014-12-20
360 km S of Kitimat, Canada / pop: 8,987 / local time: 18:57:38.1 2014-12-20


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