Next General Meeting - November 26, 2019 - Holiday Gathering
October 27, 2019
CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE TALK
May 6, 2014
As a timely follow up to the April 23rd 6.6 earthquake off the west coast of Vancouver Island, the guest speaker for our general meeting will be Captain Brock Henson of the Saanich Fire Department’s Emergency Program.
Brock will present a slide show of his trip to Christchurch, NZ after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in September 2010 and his subsequent visit after the smaller but more damaging 6.3 magnitude earthquake in February 2011. This presentation will show the extent of the damage suffered, and challenges Christchurch is facing to recovery. The Christchurch experience is particularly appropriate to Victoria as the cities are a similar size, share similar histories and building codes.