Our Tectorian of the Week is: Quakey Victoria!
VIATEC Member, Foundry Spatial, just released an online tool called Quakey Victoria, which allows home and business owners to generate earthquake hazard reports for their property based on public data.
This launch is timely seeing as the annual province-wide earthquake drill just took place yesterday, which saw thousands of students, workers and families stop, drop and cover as part of the ShakeOut B.C. campaign.
The online tool allows clients to type in an address and get a 20-page report detailing the risk of the ground underneath. This includes the risks of ground motion, amplification and liquefaction, as well as slope information and tsunami risk. The report also offers tips on how to prepare for the one-in-three probability of a major earthquake in the next 50 years.