Ottawa Earthquake Hazard Map

Ottawa Citizen: Earthquake hazard map of Ottawa (thumbnail) An earthquake hazard map of Ottawa developed by scientists at the Geological Survey of Canada and Carleton University shows which parts of the city are more at risk from seismic shaking. “Those areas with thick pockets of Leda clay under them, including parts of Carp and Orléans, are likely to experience more shaking, and as a result, more damage in a major quake,” says the Ottawa Citizen. “Those parts of the city built on bedrock, such as Kanata, are expected to suffer fewer effects.” The Citizen got first dibs on the map; I haven’t found it yet on the Earthquakes Canada site.

Also of interest: Natural Resources Canada’s map of recent earthquakes and the Atlas of Canada’s Significant Earthquakes and Seismic Hazard map.