Earthquakes : Charlevoix-Kamouraska

Poster and text by: Maurice Lamontagne

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The poster "Earthquakes: Charlevoix-Kamouraska" attempts to sensitize the public to the destructive potential of earthquakes, stressing the importance of individual preparedness to face this threat. The local earthquake hazard is illustrated with photographs of damage due to the 1925 Charlevoix earthquake (magnitude 6.5) and by a regional remote sensing map that shows some 2500 earthquakes recorded since 1978. The text includes answers to many fundamental questions on earthquakes. Readers are invited to visit two web sites (EarthquakesCanada and the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness) or to write to NRCan to get additional information on earthquakes and preparedness actions.

Lamontagne, M. 2001. Earthquakes: Charlevoix-Kamouraska.
Geological Survey of Canada, Open File Report no. 3728. 19p., 1 colour poster.

Viewing: GSC Quebec
Sales: GSC Ottawa
Price: $20.75 (Canada), $27.00 (outside Canada)

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