Thursday, May 7, 2015

Megaquake Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness in British Columbia

English: illustration of the cycle of prepared...
English: illustration of the cycle of preparedness activities for emergency management (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Courses are available from The Justice Institute of British Columbia:

Prerequisite: Introduction to Emergency Management in Canada – EM110 This seven-hour self-paced course is available part-time online or by correspondence, and includes an exam. - $49.88 (February, 2015). Note that additional fees and taxes may apply in addition to listed tuition price. Tuition listed above is for Canadian students and permanent residents. International students should contact the Registration Office to obtain international tuition prices This 7-hour course is available online and includes applied activities, discussions boards and an exam. Total (before taxes): $222.32 (February, 2015). This new asynchronous online format offers you the flexibility of a part-time course, while providing you with the opportunity to interact with and learn from your peers. You will be able to work at your own pace in order to meet the weekly course requirements. Students should be prepared to spend approximately 2.5 hours a week on this course. NOTE: An email address is required for students taking online courses. Students will receive their login instructions by email shortly after completing the registration process. If an email is not received, please contact the registration office at, 604-528-5590 or 1-877-528-5591. Students must complete the course -- including the discussion boards, exercises, and exam -- within the scheduled dates.

Emergency Management Certificate Program. All materials and text books will be provided in class and no special equipment is required. Please note that all Emergency Management Division courses require 100% attendance. The costs for the 15-credit Emergency Management Certificate are on a course-by-course basis and will vary based on the electives chosen by each student. For individual course prices, please follow the links under “Courses” below and costs will be available for specific offerings in your area. All course materials, including manuals, are included in the course prices.

Please note that international course prices are double those listed on The Justice Institutes of British Columbia's website.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Superb footage of our British Columbia coast, before an M9+ Mega Quake and subsequent tsnami– 4:39 minutes

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Filmed in high definition. This is mostly not far from my home. The city scenes are of Vancouver.
Enjoy! Amazingly, it was warmer here in the Vancouver area today, than in New Orleans on the Gulf Coast! But when one is already in Paradise…!

Best regards!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cascadia, the BIG ONE - M9+ Momentum Flux Mega Quake (moment magnitude scale) Will Soon Hit Western North America - Countdown to catastrophe: Earthquake in North America

English: Recent earthquakes from w.United Stat...
English: Recent earthquakes from w.United States Geological Survey from the last 8-30 days around the world. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Area of the Cascadia subduction zone, includin...
Area of the Cascadia subduction zone, including the Cascade Volcanic Arc (red triangles) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Once an earthquake exceeds 7.0 on the Richter magnitude scale (ML), that scale does not work very well.  It had the goal of quantifying medium-sized earthquakes (between magnitude 3.0 and 7.0)The Richter magnitude scale was developed in 1935 by Charles F. Richter of the California Institute of Technology as a mathematical device to compare the size of earthquakes. The magnitude of an earthquake is determined from the logarithm of the amplitude of waves recorded by seismographs.)

The moment magnitude scale (abbreviated as MMS; denoted as MW or M) is used by seismologists to measure the size of earthquakes in terms of the energy released.[1] The magnitude is based on the seismic moment of the earthquake, which is equal to the rigidity of the Earth multiplied by the average amount of slip on the fault and the size of the area that slipped.[2] The scale was developed in the 1970s to succeed the 1930s-era Richter magnitude scale (ML). Even though the formulae are different, the new scale retains the familiar continuum of magnitude values defined by the older one. The MMS is now the scale used to estimate magnitudes for all modern large earthquakes by the United States Geological Survey.[3]

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Countdown to catastrophe: Earthquake in North America - Source: National Geographic

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Red Cross British Columbia 
Narrated by Bruce Williams, A-Channel, Victoria, BC


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Red Cross describes how to prepare for an emergency in British Columbia

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M9+ Momentum Flux Mega Quake Will Hit Western North America
It is just a matter of time, 300 years on average, it is past due.
Video: Cascadia (4:00 minute YouTube silent video)
Published on Nov 14, 2012
This movie shows a physics-based computer simulation of the tsunami expected from the next Cascadia Earthquake. The last large Cascadia earthquake happened in January, 1700. It is thought that the fault is getting toward the final stages in the earthquake cycle and could break again at any time. The simulation suggests wave run-ups (tsunamis; sometimes erroneously called tidal waves) of as much as 10 meters (60 feet) could hit most adjacent shores within 30 minutes.

The Richter magnitude of an earthquake is determined from the logarithm of the amplitude of waves recorded by seismographs (adjustments are included to compensate for the variation in the distance between the various seismographs and the epicenter of the earthquake). Wikipedia
Explore: Epicenter
The moment magnitude scale was introduced in 1979 by Tom Hanks and Hiroo Kanamori as a successor to the Richter scale and is used by seismologists to compare the energy released by earthquakes.
Unlike the moment magnitude scale (formerly Richter scale), which measures the energy released by the earthquake, the JMA scale describes the degree of shaking at a point on the Earth's surface, and is analogous to the Mercalli intensity scale. Wikipedia
**  In the various subfields of physics, there exist two common usages of the term flux, each with rigorous mathematical frameworks. A simple and ubiquitous concept throughout physics and applied mathematics is the flow of a physical property in space, frequently also with time variation. It is the basis of the field concept in physics and mathematics, with two principal applications: in transport phenomena and surface integrals. The terms "flux", "current", "flux density", "current density", can sometimes be used interchangeably and ambiguously, though the terms used below match those of the contexts in the literature.

Lost in the Fifties - Another Time, Another Place, with hyperlinks to 51 other relevant YouTube Videos

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lost in the Fifties - Another Time, Another Place

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(4:34 minutes)

Published on Feb 18, 2014

Take a trip in time back to the Fifties and relive the culture, the icons and everyday life that made it a very special time. Also a brief look at the racism and McCarthyism that marked the era.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Rock Balance - POV Counterbalance Demonstration by Michael Grab (Gravity...

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We’re having a hard time deciding whether Michael Grab is an artist or a magician, because he creates stunning structure from finely balanced rocks that seem to defy the law of physics.
These seemingly impossible structures require intense concentration and meditative focus. In the video below, Grab spends several minutes nearly frozen, making tiny adjustments until he gets all of the rocks’ centers of gravity just right.
Over the past few years of practicing rock balance, simple curiosity has evolved into therapeutic ritual, ultimately nurturing meditative presence, mental well-being, and artistry of design,” writes Grab in his artist statement.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

13 year old girl with amazing voice! The song Plava Laguna sung by Maïwenn Le Bescosang in the movie 'The Fifth Element'

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Inva Mula is perhaps best known to Western filmgoers as the voice of the Diva Plavalaguna (played on-screen by Maïwenn Le Besco) in the 1997 film  'The Fifth Element'.

Some of the other stars included:


See also, Le Besco as Diva Plavalaguna (Fifth Element Wiki)

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13 year old Armenian Girl appearing on Ukrainian's "The Voice" Contest for Kids in Ukraine