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TitleThird Generation seismic hazard model for Canada: grid values of hazard used with the 1985, 1990, and 1995 National Building Codes of Canada
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AuthorHalchuk, S; Adams, J
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8294, 2017, 14 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/305906
Year2017
PublisherNatural Resources Canada (4094 KB)
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; txt; ps
ProvinceCanada; Alberta; British Columbia; Eastern offshore region; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northern offshore region; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Offshore region; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Western offshore region; Yukon
NTS1; 2; 3; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 52; 53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 62; 63; 64; 65; 66; 67; 68; 69; 72; 73; 74; 75; 76; 77; 78; 79; 82; 83; 84; 85; 86; 87; 88; 89; 92; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 98; 99; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106; 107; 114O; 114P; 115; 116; 117; 120; 340; 560
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectsgeophysics; seismic interpretations; seismic risk; seismicity; earthquake risk; earthquakes; seismic zones; earthquake studies; strong motion seismology; seismology; building codes; models; seismic waves; seismic velocities; National Building Codes of Canada; geological hazards; buildings
Illustrationstables; graphs; geoscientific sketch maps
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramCanadian Hazard Information Service, Canadian Hazard Information Service
Released2017 09 29
AbstractCanada's 3rd Generation seismic hazard model was the basis for the seismic design provisions in the 1985, 1990, and 1995 National Building Codes of Canada. These codes use best-estimate ground motion on firm soil sites for a probability of exceedance of 10% in 50 years. The ground motion was quantified by seismic hazard values for two parameters: peak acceleration and peak velocity. For consistency with our later products, we tabulate code values of the two parameters for more than 200,000 grid points over Canadian territory and surrounding areas. Values at four probability levels ranging from 1 in 100 to 1 in 1000 years are also provided which allows for the construction of 3rd Generation hazard curves for every locality in Canada. The information retroactively comprehensively documents the basis for earthquake-resistant design for buildings constructed according to the requirements of the 1985 to 1995 codes, and may prove useful in structural retrofit decisions.
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Canada's 3rd Generation seismic hazard model was the basis for the seismic design requirements in the 1985, 1990, and 1995 National Building Codes of Canada. The Open File provides hazard values determined from this model for a grid of more than 200,000 points covering all of Canadian territory and the surrounding areas. The values will allow the review of existing buildings design that were covered by these editions of the National Building Codes (approximately those designed in 1986 to 2007) for every place in Canada.
GEOSCAN ID305906