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TitleDistrict of North Vancouver, British Columbia, earthquake hazard assessment, case study: risk assessment project
AuthorPrieto, J A; Ventura, C E; Finn, W D L
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7314, 2013, 24 pages, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; xlsx; rtf
ProvinceBritish Columbia
NTS92G/06; 92G/07
AreaVancouver; North Vancouver
Lat/Long WENS-123.1333 -122.8667 49.4167 49.3000
Subjectsgeophysics; earthquakes; earthquake risk; earthquake studies; seismicity; seismic risk; seismic velocities; earthquake catalogues; seismic zones; seismic velocities; earthquake magnitudes; strong motion seismology; HAZUS
Illustrationslocation maps; tables; plots
Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
ProgramQuantitative risk assessment, Public Safety Geoscience
Released2013 04 26
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Natural Resources Canada is working with the District of North Vancouver to evaluate earthquake risks to the community. This report provides seismic hazard information required by the risk assessment software HAZUS to estimate social and economic losses. Seismic hazard refers to the level of ground shaking at a site and its associated probability of occurrence in time (also its period of return). Ground shaking is characterized using different 'parameters'. Examples are Peak Ground Acceleration, PGA; Peak Ground Velocity, PGV; and the Spectral Acceleration at several natural periods, SA. Shaking levels have been generated for PGA, PGV, and SA (0.3 and 1 second) for 8 return periods from 100 to 2475 years. Calculations were computed for a specific soil type, NEHRP 'B/C'. The shaking values are provided in separate electronic files. Maps of PGA, PGV, and SA at 1 second values for return periods of 475 and 2475 years have been included. Four deterministic scenarios were also developed.