Saturday, April 26, 2008

British Columbia cities of Victoria and Abbotsford located on earthquake faults

Arriving from Seattle via Kenmore Air in Victoria's Inner Harbour
Photo by Sue Frause

I recently wrote about the South Whidbey Island Fault in my Seattle P-I blog. The fault is than they originally thought and it runs right through my island. It turns out that two more faults have recently been uncovered by scientists, and one affects folks in British Columbia.

The Globe and Mail has an article by Cathryn Atkinson:
Fault lines may threaten Victoria, Abbotsford - U.S. seismologist says two newly discovered earthquake fault lines south of the B.C.-Washington State border need further study