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TitleA selection of earthquake scenarios for government planning purposes in 2021
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorHobbs, T EORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8853, 2022, 9 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Mediadigital; on-line
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Quebec; Ontario
NTS30; 31; 32A; 32B; 32C; 32D; 32E; 32F; 32G; 32H; 32I; 32J; 32K; 32L; 92B; 92C; 92F; 92G; 92H; 92I; 92J; 92K; 92N; 92O; 92P
AreaStrait of Georgia; Vancouver; Victoria; Vancouver Island; Gatineau; Ottawa; Kingston
Lat/Long WENS-126.0000 -121.5000 52.0000 48.0000
Lat/Long WENS -80.0000 -72.0000 50.5000 43.0000
Subjectsgeophysics; Science and Technology; Nature and Environment; Health and Safety; seismology; earthquakes; earthquake magnitudes; earthquake damage; earthquake risk; seismicity; seismic risk; models; epicentres; Cascadia Subduction Zone; Leech River Fault; Planning; Emergency preparedness; Buildings; Emergency services; Economic impact
Illustrationsgeoscientific sketch maps; pie charts; bar graphs
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience National Earthquake Risk Assessment Framework
Released2022 01 06
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This work describes three earthquake scenarios developed for planning purposes in 2021. There are two scenarios for British Columbia and one affecting Ontario and Quebec. This document presents the state of the art science on anticipated impacts, including injuries, damage, and financial loss. However, models are imperfect and should be treated only as helpful guidelines rather than specific predictions.

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