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SFU experts on Alaskan earthquake, B.C. coastal tsunami warning now lifted

January 23, 2018

A tsunami warning has been lifted for coastal B.C. following a powerful 7.9 earthquake off Alaska early Tuesday morning. Some coastal communities were temporarily evacuated in the wake of the warning. SFU Earth sciences professors Brent Ward and John Clague can be available to comment on the seismic event and its aftermath.

Brent Ward, Department of Earth Sciences, cell 604.771.5829; office 778.782.4229;

John Clague, Department of Earth Sciences, cell 604.790.4135; office: 778.782.4924,

SFU Environment professor Nick Hedley can also comment on how he uses augmented and virtual reality to measure the impact of a tsunami before and after it happens. 

Nick Hedley, Environment, 778.782.4515,