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TitleEarthquakes and tsunami's across Canada - knowing the hazard, reducing the risk
AuthorCassidy, J F
SourceCumberland Now 2011 p. 11
Year2011
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20110280
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper
ProvinceEastern offshore region; Northern offshore region; Western offshore region; British Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
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Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectseducational geology; geophysics; health hazards; earthquakes; earthquake risk; earthquake damage; tsunami; seismic risk; geological hazards
Illustrationslocation maps
ProgramIncreasing Personal Preparation for GeoHazards, Public Safety Geoscience
AbstractRecent large earthquakes and tsunamis around the world (Haiti, Sumatra, Chile, Japan and New Zealand) clearly remind us of the devastating impacts of such events on local communities (including population, infrastructure, and the economy). For example, the M 7 Haiti earthquake killed more than 300,000 people and displaced 1.3 million residents of Port au Prince. The 2011, M 6.1 earthquake in Christchurch, NZ, killed 181 people, destroyed or seriously damaged more than 100,000 buildings, and resulted in a significant downturn in the local economy. Much of Canada is "earthquake country". Large and damaging earthquakes and tsunamis have struck Canada in the past, and will again in the future. However, preparation and mitigation efforts at the national, provincial/territorial and local level can prevent these events from becoming disaster. The key to mitigation is learning from global events, applying the best science and engineering possible, having a plan, and being prepared. This short article summarises the hazards in Canada, identifies key 'lessons learned' from some recent global events, and outlines ways to minimise the risk from future earthquake and tsunamis in Canada.
GEOSCAN ID289590