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AuthorJourneay, J M; Dercole, F; Mason, D
SourceA profile of earthquake risk for the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia; by Journeay, J M; Dercole, F; Mason, D; Westin, M; Prieto, J A; Wagner, C L; Hastings, N LORCID logo; Chang, S E; Lotze, A; Ventura, C E; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7677, 2015 p. 1-14, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in A profile of earthquake risk for the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia
NTS92G/06; 92G/07
AreaVancouver; North Vancouver
Lat/Long WENS-123.1333 -122.8667 49.4167 49.3000
Subjectsgeophysics; Health and Safety; earthquakes; earthquake risk; earthquake studies; seismicity; seismic risk; seismic velocities; earthquake catalogues; seismic zones; seismic velocities; earthquake magnitudes; strong motion seismology; health hazards; building codes; flood potential; flood plains; HAZUS
Illustrationslocation maps; graphs; photographs; flow charts
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience Quantitative risk assessment project
Released2015 05 01
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Costs of natural hazard disasters are increasing in Canada due to development in hazard prone areas; aging infrastructure; climate change; and capacities to anticipate and plan for disasters. Recent disasters underscore the need for a risk-based approach to land use planning and emergency management. This study provides an assessment of earthquake risk for the District of North Vancouver, an urban municipality in southwestern British Columbia. It describes the probable impacts of a significant earthquake and develops a methodology to guide disaster resilience planning, by building a capacity for thresholds of risk tolerance, mitigation strategies and to help plan for disaster response and recovery. Insight and methodologies from this study are transferrable to other communities exposed to earthquake hazards. This work contributes to Defence Research and Development Canada's all-hazard risk assessment framework to support disaster resilience planning at a national scale.

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