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Photographs of Damage Resulting from the 1946 Earthquake

'46 Quake: Courtney Bank of Montreal
Damage to the Bank of Montreal Building, Courtenay, resulting from the 1946 earthquake.


'46 Quake: Courtney Post Office
Damage to the Courtenay Post Office building resulting from the 1946 earthquake.


Cracked chimney, Courtney 1946 Damage to chimney on building in Courtenay resulting from the 1946 earthquake (photo courtesy of the Geological Survey of Canada).


'46 Quake: Damage near Sayward
Ground failure damage near Sayward resulting from the 1946 earthquake.
(B.C. Archives # D-02351)

Earthquakes in B.C. Home Page

The 1946 Quake!!

Earthquakes in British Columbia was originally produced as Information Circular 1991-6 by the BC Geological Survey of the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, in cooperation with the B.C. Ministry of Environment, the B.C. Provincial Emergency Program and with the assistance of the Geological Survey of Canada. It has been amended and updated in this WWW version.

Copies are available from:

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BC Geological Survey