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TitleEarthquake Hazard and Risk in Western Canada
AuthorHastings, N L
SourceEmergency Preparedness Learning Day 2015, abstracts; 2014 p. 1
LinksOnline - En ligne
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20150099
MeetingEmergency Preparedness Learning Day; Vancouver; CA; May 6, 2014
Mediadigital; on-line
File formathtml
ProvinceBritish Columbia
AreaLower Mainland; Vancouver
Lat/Long WENS-128.0000 -120.0000 52.0000 48.0000
Subjectsgeophysics; earthquakes; earthquake risk; earthquake studies
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience Quantitative risk assessment project
AbstractWe live in earthquake country. The west coast of Canada is the most earthquake prone region in Canada. On average 2,500 to 3,500 earthquakes are recorded in this region per year. Some of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the Pacific Ring of Fire have been experienced here. Smaller earthquakes occur daily, but are rarely felt. Lower mainland is exposed to a wide range of earthquake hazards including severe ground shaking, liquefaction, earthquake-triggered landslides and tsunamis. These events have the potential to cause damage, loss of life and financial hardship. The discussion will provide information on the hazards and risks that people in the Lower Mainland could experience from a damaging earthquake.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The abstract highlights a presentation that will be given May 6th 2015 as part of the Emergency Preparedness Learning day held in Vancouver during Emergency Awareness week. The presentation will highlight hazards and risk from earthquake hazards in the West coast of Canada. The presentation is open to federal public service employees in the Pacific region.

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