At Risk

At Risk

Earthquakes and Tsunamis on the West Coast

Book - 2006
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This book is the story of the powerful earth forces at work in the western and off-shore areas of Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia, with special emphasis on earthquakes and tsunamis and how they threaten the people who live in these areas. It offers timely and important information for these people and for anyone interested in the interplay between the forces of nature and cities. It provides information on why there are earthquakes and why they are common on the west coast of North America. It describes the giant earthquakes that will likely occur off the coast and the tsunamis that they may trigger. It also describes the destructive earthquakes that could take place on faults close to Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, and Victoria. It provides information on the many effects of earthquakes, including ground shaking, landslides, and liquefaction, and societal and individual measures that can be taken to reduce the damage and loss of life from earthquakes and tsunamis.
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : Tricouni Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780969760177
0969760175
Branch Call Number: 363.3495 CLA
Characteristics: 200 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm

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IslandWolf Jul 27, 2011

The best book for anyone that wants a thorough background to the risks of earthquakes and tsunamis for southern Vancouver Island and region! Reading between the lines, one can also get an understanding of the vulnerability we face in terms of potential food supply interruptions.

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