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Canada's 5th Generation Seismic Hazard Model produced by Natural Resources Canada (NRC)

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Canada Hazard

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The Global Hazard Mosaic coverage of Canada uses Canada's 5th Generation Seismic Hazard Model (Halchuk et al., 2015), produced by Natural Resources Canada (NRC), in order to develop the 2015 National Building Code of Canada. The model was originally developed for GSCFRISK software, and was subsequently converted into the OpenQuake (OQ) engine format by NRC. Small, additional adjustments were made by the GEM Secretariat in order to fit the mosaic criteria.

How to cite this work

Allen, T. I., Adams, J., & Halchuk, S. (2015). The seismic hazard model for Canada: past, present and future. In Proceedings of the tenth pacific conference on earthquake engineering building an earthquake-resilient pacific, Sydney, Australia (Paper number 100) Google Scholar. Halchuk, S., Allen, T. I., Adams, J., & Rogers, G. C. (2014). Fifth generation seismic hazard model input files as proposed to produce values for the 2015 National Building Code of Canada. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File, 7576.

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