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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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Geologic Units of British Columbia

The Insular Belt forms the offshore islands (including Vancouver Island). The farthest west mainland topographic unit is the granitic Coast Belt, an uplifted plutonic complex possibly formed by chains of younger volcanoes built on top of older ones and former … Continue reading

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Adapting Defenses to Environments

Allow me to introduce you to Canada’s first line of defense.

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