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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Geoscience Map 2000-1: Relative Earthquake Hazard Map of Greater Victoria, Showing Areas Susceptible to Amplification of Ground Motion, Liquefaction and Earthquake-Induced Slope Instability

Trim Sheets (92B.043, 044, 053 & 054)

by Patrick A. Monahan, P. Geo.; Victor M. Levson, P. Geo.; Eric J. McQuarrie, P. Eng.; 
Stephen M. Bean, P. Eng.; Paul Henderson, P. Eng. and Alex Sy, P. Eng.


Composite Map (PDF 3.9 MB)
Composite Map (Details Viewable) (PDF 9.5 MB)
Legend: PDF (1.6 MB) or HTML
Spatial and Borehole Data (SHP 1.5MB)
Earthquake Hazards on MapPlace


Scale 1:25 000 (approximate)


The objective of this map is to show areas of Greater Victoria where the earthquake hazard is likely to be increased due to the presence of potentially unstable slopes, and soils susceptible to amplification of ground motion and/or liquefaction.


This map has been compiled from three other maps: a relative liquefaction hazard map, a relative amplification of ground motion hazard map, and an earthquake-induced slope instability hazard map.


Earthquake Hazards Mapping of Greater Victoria


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