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Friday, November 17, 2017

The events in this category are put on by the Lynn Valley Village Merchants Association.  To get more information or to send suggestions please contact Stephanie Perrins, Events and Communication Coordinator for the Lynn Valley Village a note at stephanie@lynnvalleyvillage.com.

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Earthquake Hazards and Risks on Canada's West Coast

A special repeat program with Dr. John J. Clague, Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University. 

Geoscientists working on west coast of North America have demonstrated that giant (magnitude-9) earthquakes occur along the Cascadia subduction zone, where the oceanic Juan de Fuca plate moves  beneath the edge of North America. Geologic evidence of this includes sudden land-level changes, tsunami deposits, sediments generated by liquefaction, and submarine landslide deposits on the ocean floor. Historic records say these giant earthquakes have an average return period of 500 years; the most recent  giant earthquake in this area occurred in 1700.

Satellite global positioning data extending to the 1990s shows a pattern marking the build-up to the next giant earthquake, which would damage cities from Portland to Vancouver. However, the risk of more frequent, magnitude 6 and 7 crustal earthquakes, is greater than that of much larger, but rarer magnitude 9 events. 

Join us for a presentation on the likely effects of both crustal and plate-boundary earthquakes in Metro Vancouver. We’ll also discuss strategies for reducing damage of future earthquakes.

Registration required. Click "REGISTER" above or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. 

Location: Lynn Valley
Time: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: All Ages
Registration: Program

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)
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