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TitreEarthquakes and tsunami's across Canada - knowing the hazard, reducing the risk
AuteurCassidy, J F
SourceCumberland Now 2011 p. 11
Année2011
Séries alt.Secteur des sciences de la Terre, Contribution externe 20110280
Documentpublication en série
Lang.anglais
Mediapapier
ProvinceRégion extracotière de l'est; Région extracotière du nord; Région extracotière de l'ouest; Colombie-Britannique; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Québec; Nouveau-Brunswick; Nouvelle-Écosse; Île-du-Prince-Édouard; Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador; Territoires du Nord-Ouest; Yukon; Nunavut
SNRC1; 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 OENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Sujetsdangers pour la santé; secousses séismiques; risque de tremblement de terre; dégât causés par les tremblements de terre; tsunami; risque sismique; géologie éducative; géophysique
Illustrationslocation maps
ProgrammeIncreasing Personal Preparation for GeoHazards, Géoscience pour la sécurité publique
Résumé(disponible en anglais seulement)
Recent large earthquakes and tsunamis around the world (Haiti, Sumatra, Chile, Japan and New Zealand) clearly remind us of the devastating impacts of such events on local communities (including population, infrastructure, and the economy). For example, the M 7 Haiti earthquake killed more than 300,000 people and displaced 1.3 million residents of Port au Prince. The 2011, M 6.1 earthquake in Christchurch, NZ, killed 181 people, destroyed or seriously damaged more than 100,000 buildings, and resulted in a significant downturn in the local economy. Much of Canada is "earthquake country". Large and damaging earthquakes and tsunamis have struck Canada in the past, and will again in the future. However, preparation and mitigation efforts at the national, provincial/territorial and local level can prevent these events from becoming disaster. The key to mitigation is learning from global events, applying the best science and engineering possible, having a plan, and being prepared. This short article summarises the hazards in Canada, identifies key 'lessons learned' from some recent global events, and outlines ways to minimise the risk from future earthquake and tsunamis in Canada.
GEOSCAN ID289590