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TitleCanadian west coast earthquakes, 1951
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AuthorMilne, W G; Lombardo, F
SourcePublications of the Dominion Observatory vol. 16, no. 3, 1953, 9 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/8674
Year1953
PublisherCanada Department of Mines and Technical Surveys (Ottawa, Canada)
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
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File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia
NTS92
AreaVictoria
Lat/Long WENS-128.0000 -120.0000 52.0000 48.0000
Subjectsgeophysics; earthquakes; epicentres
Illustrationstables; location maps
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
Released1953 01 01; 2018 10 09
AbstractThree station triangulation of local earthquakes in the British Columbia Coast regions was initiated in August, 1951, making use of short period Benioff and Willmore seismographs. The three stations were located at Victoria and Alberni on Vancouver Island and at Horseshoe Bay on the mainland. Seventy-four earthquakes were recorded in a five months' period and it was possible to determine epicentres for 27. Some indications were given of areas of localized activity but it is expected that at least another year's operation will be required before such areas are at all clearly defined. Tables of epicentres and times are given and the stations and equipment are described.
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