News in Review Earthquakes: The West Coast Threat

News in Review Earthquakes: The West Coast Threat

As we have discovered in previous News in Review stories, natural disasters like earthquakes have far-reaching natural, economic, political and social effects — not to mention the tragic loss of lives as in the recent earthquakes in India and Turkey. Although the fundamental science of such geological events is well-known and is an important study in itself, the economic and social effects can vary depending on where the earthquake occurs. Predicting earthquakes and planning emergency preparedness for such events are also issues to be examined, especially for North Americans living on the West Coast of this continent. Dramatic footage of the recent earthquake in Seattle suggests the realty of the issue for Canadians.

  • 2001
  • 00:14:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2001
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Edition
April 2001
Subjects
Earthquakes -- Canada [LCSH] Seismology -- Research [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Earth sciences [LCSH] Canada -- Geography [LCSH]
Team
Knowlton Nash (Host), Eve Savory (Journalist), Bob McDonald (Journalist), Kelly McCLughan (Journalist)
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