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TitleA seismic risk assessment for Canada - what does it look like - how can this knowledge be used to make Canada more disaster resilient?
AuthorHastings, N L
Source11th Annual Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Symposium (CRHNet), abstracts; 2014 p. 1
Year2014
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20140214
PublisherCRHNet
Meeting11th Annual Canadian Risk and Hazards Network Symposium (CRHNet); Toronto; CA; October 22-24, 2014
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediapaper
ProvinceBritish 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
Subjectsgeophysics; earthquakes; earthquake risk; earthquake studies; health hazards; geological hazards
ProgramQuantitave risk assessment project, Public Safety Geoscience
AbstractA catastrophic earthquake will have impacts for all Canadians. It can take years for a country to recover from such an event with some never fully recovering at all. It's been over three years since an earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan and still nearly 270,000 Japanese are displaced from of their homes and the country is importing more than 90% of its energy. The Japanese government has acknowledged that it could take more than a decade to fully recover from the events of 2011.
What if Canada was to experience a catastrophic earthquake? The presentation highlights preliminary results from Canada's first coast to coast earthquake risk assessment, highlighting areas that are at most risk in the country. The earthquake risk assessment will guide a discussion with key decision makers on how Canada can better prepare and plan for resilience to earthquakes because better preparation for an earthquake will result in better preparation for any disaster.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The presentation will provide new knowledge to Canadian experts in the domain of risk and hazards. The intention of the presentation is to stimulate a discussion to make Canada more earthquake resilient. This is the first time that a coast to coast risk assessment will be presented to the public. Research for this earthquake assessment was developed using the Hazus modeling application developed in the previous Quantifying Geohazard Risk project.
GEOSCAN ID295190