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TitleSeismicity and seismic hazards
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorAdams, J J; Basham, P
SourceA synthesis of geological hazards in Canada; by Brooks, G RORCID logo (ed.); Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 548, 2001 p. 7-26, 1 sheet, https://doi.org/10.4095/212209 Open Access logo Open Access
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Year2001
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentserial
Lang.English
MapsPublication contains 1 map
Map Info.location, seismicity, 1:10,000,000
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in A synthesis of geological hazards in Canada
File formatpdf
ProvinceCanada
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Subjectsengineering geology; geophysics; health hazards; seismicity; seismic risk; earthquakes; earthquake damage; earthquake risk; earthquake studies; tsunami; landslides; earthquake magnitudes; earthquake mechanisms; geological hazards; paleoseismology; land level changes; ground rupture; liquefaction
Illustrationssketch maps
ProgramNational Earthquake Hazards Program (NEHP)
Released2001 04 01
AbstractMany earthquakes occur along Canada's western margin near the edge of the North American Plate, but others occur within the plate in Arctic and southeastern Canada. Damaging earthquakes have occurred throughout history in both Eastern and Western Canada, and will undoubtedly recur in the future. Earthquakes have varied geological effects including ground rupture and land-level change, tsunamis, sediment liquefaction, and landslides; past earthquakes, including the prehistoric great Cascadia earthquake of AD 1700, have been studied by these effects. Historical earthquakes have caused damage to buildings and other structures, chiefly from direct shaking; future earthquakes may result in foundation failures and fires consequent on building damage. Damage can be mitigated by using earthquake-resistant designs. The Geological Survey of Canada has produced three generations of seismic hazard maps to assign hazard levels across the country; the fourth, which includes recent research developments, is nearing completion.
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