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TitleAn earthquake scenario catalogue for Canada: a guide to using scenario hazard and risk results
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorHobbs, T EORCID logo; Journeay, J M; Rotheram, DORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8806, 2021, 22 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceCanada; British Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
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; Information and Communications; Science and Technology; Health and Safety; Economics and Industry; seismology; earthquakes; earthquake risk; seismic risk; earthquake damage; models; economics; mapping techniques; seismic zones; tectonic setting; Canadian Seismic Risk Model; Buildings; Geographic data
Illustrationstables; geoscientific sketch maps; screen captures; pie charts; bar graphs
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience National-Scale Geohazard Assessments
Released2021 06 08
AbstractAs part of the national Canadian Seismic Risk Model, a collection of earthquake hazard and risk scenarios has been created and will be documented in a series of Open Files and other publications. This first document will help a user in interpreting and understanding raw scenario outputs, without any technical, pre-requisite skills. A future document will help orient a technical user seeking to run their own earthquake scenarios, by introducing the input files and a strategy for running the OpenQuake (OQ) Engine for Canadian earthquake scenarios. Other documents will help nontechnical users interact with the model and understand how it can be used for disaster risk reduction in Canada.
Following the first release of scenarios, tentatively scheduled for June 2021, all files will be accessed through the OpenDRR GitHub project page as they become available: .
The raw scenario outputs, formatted as comma-separated value (csv) files, contain information about economic losses, building damage, casualties, and other disruptive impacts. All of the impacts are referenced to a unique asset ID, which can be tied to census geographic divisions or latitude/longitude coordinates for plotting. This paper documents all outputs of these models with sufficient detail for a user to begin exploring the results.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The Geological Survey of Canada is preparing a National Seismic Risk Profile, which will include information about how likely it is to experience shaking, probable losses, and likely impacts. It will also include a catalogue of possible earthquake scenarios. The risk profile will be accessible via web services, but raw data outputs are being made available for technical users. This report documents the raw outputs for the scenario catalogue, and provides guidelines for using them.

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