Monthly Archives: September 2010

Transportation Cooridors in British Columbia

Low population density in British Columbia, with populations clustering along the southern border, and strong geomorphic north-south obstructions conspire to limit transportation and communication corridors. The corridors are often multi-purpose with rail, roads, telecommunications, and pipelines in close proximity, and … Continue reading

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Disaster History of British Columbia

Earthquakes The active subduction zone along the west coast of British Columbia is responsible for most of the ≈1,450 earthquakes each year in Canada, and most of the highest-magnitude events. In the 19th and 20th centuries, western Canada experienced eleven … Continue reading

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