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TitleRisk map atlas: maps from the earthquake risk study for the District of North Vancouver
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AuthorWagner, C L; Journeay, J M; Hastings, N L; Prieto, J A
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7816, 2015, 66 sheets, https://doi.org/10.4095/296439
Year2015
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Editionrev.
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Maps44 maps
Map Info.location, population, 1:33,333
Map Info.surficial geology, landslides, 1:33,333
Map Info.location, building damage / loss, 1:33,333
Map Info.location, casualty rates, 1:33,333
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication supercedes Wagner, C L; Journeay, J M; Hastings, N L; Prieto, J A; (2015). Risk map atlas: maps from the earthquake risk study for the District of North Vancouver, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7816
File formatpdf
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; health hazards; building codes; flood potential; flood plains; HAZUS-MH; geological hazards
Illustrationslocation maps; tables; cartoons
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramQuantitave risk assessment project, Public Safety Geoscience
Released2015 05 01
AbstractNatural Resources Canada, as part of its Public Safety Geoscience program, worked in cooperation with the District of North Vancouver (DNV) and other partners to develop and test methodologies that are appropriate for assessing earthquake risk at a municipal scale in Canada. The earthquake loss estimation software, Hazus-MH, was used to analyze the losses to buildings, infrastructure, and people in the District and to estimate the damage and injuries resulting from earthquakes. The initial analysis was repeated to show possible changes in outcome if buildings in the community were assumed to be retrofitted to modern building codes. This Risk Map Atlas provides a selection of maps and notes showing the inventory of buildings and infrastructure, hazard parameters, and results from the study. The Atlas is intended to help similar Canadian communities in the development of an earthquake risk assessment.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Earthquakes occurring in populated areas can affect people, buildings, and infrastructure. This atlas provides outputs of a pilot study to understand earthquake risk and loss reduction in a mid-sized Canadian urban community. The study used the modelling software Hazus-MH Canada to estimate the damages caused by earthquakes to buildings, roads, pipelines, and people in the District of North Vancouver. The initial analysis was repeated to show the possible changes in outcome if buildings in the community were assumed to be retrofitted to modern building codes. This comparison analysis was instrumental in motivating the community to develop an earthquake ready action plan. The Risk Map Atlas is intended to help guide similar Canadian communities in the development of an earthquake risk assessment to support municipal emergency management, land use planning, transportation and utility development, and public safety.
GEOSCAN ID296439