B.C. not using earthquake warning technology

Friday, October 14, 2016 | By Lindsay Cashin

Kent Johansen, an engineer with UBC’s Earthquake Engineering Research Facility, was quoted in a CBC story on earthquake warning technology. UBC researchers have developed a warning system used in B.C. Catholic schools and a few public schools, and Johansen says the system needs to be more widely implemented. “It is really human lives. It is something that is a government’s responsibility to get done,” he said. “It would be lovely if somebody would think, ‘let’s get it in all the schools.’ Because in the big picture, it’s so little [money] compared to the risk.”