New Report Suggests Vancouver May Not Need to Fear ‘Big One’ Earthquake After All

A new paper suggests the evidence scientists have been using to predict a massive earthquake along the west coast of Canada and the US might not be high-enough quality to be reasonably accurate.

“We ought to be using the best information we can have and what we’ve used so far hasn’t been as good as it ought to be,” Bobb Carson, of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, a co-author of the paper published last month in the journal Geology, told The Globe and Mail. Carson points out that the data used up to this point wouldn’t have to be very flawed for the entire theory we’ve been believing in to collapse entirely.