Friday, December 6, 2013

The cheap seismic plan for Toronto

Vancouver has it's expensive plan, but we in Toronto have no honour, and have spent all our money on crack parties.  Although it would be good to recover honour with a real seismic plan, I don't see much interest in it, so we should steal everything.  Our stolen plan will go great on the late night circuit, and we'll be all ready to be ridiculed for the Pan Am games.

First theft will the geology map for Toronto, with absolutely no credit. *




Using a 10 cm/s as a hard rock base, we merely have to assign amplification factors to each of these layers.



There, we have our PGV map!  At no cost!




*http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/ but you have to use their search engine on 'quaternary toronto'.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would the high amplification regions amplify non-local quakes? From Quebec for instance?
de Peter/boro of the humminlines

Anonymous said...

I'm suggesting listening posts

Harold Asmis said...

The distant earthquakes will only hit the taller buildings, and I think they will only spill their fish tanks.