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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Geoscience Map 2010-2: Quaternary Geology of Richmond, British Columbia (parts of 092G/02 and 03)

by P.A. Monahan, V.M. Levson and B. Kerr

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This map shows geological variation in the Quarternary deposits underlying the City of Richmond, British Columbia, and has been prepared as part of an earthquake hazard mapping project in the city.  Richmond is located in one of the most seismically active regions in Canada (Rogers, 1998), and the deltaic sediments on which the city is built can amplify ground motions and are susceptible to earthquake induced liquefaction (e.g. Byrne, 1978; Finn et al., 1989; Byrne and Anderson, 1991; Clague et al., 1992, 1997, 1998b; Watts et al., 1992; Rogers et al., 1998; Harris et al., 1995, 1998; Cassidy et al., 1997; Cassidy and Rogers, 1999; Levson and Monahan, 2004).  Because the variation in earthquake hazards is most affected by geological conditions in the upper 20 to 30 metres, this map primarily reflects geological variation in the upper 20 to 30 metres of the Quaternary sequence.  

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