Christchurch Earthquake and Lessons for BC

Date: May 31, 2011

Presenters:
Dr. Ken Elwood, University of British Columbia
Mr. Patrick Ryan, City of Vancouver

UBC Seismic expert Dr. Ken Elwood was in Christchurch New Zealand when the 6.3 earthquake rocked the city and led to 184 confirmed deaths and an estimated $20 billion (NZ) in damage. The presenters shared their observations from experiencing the earthquake first-hand and assisting with building assessments in the immediate aftermath, and presented important lessons for Vancouver and Canada.

This public seminar was presented by the UBC Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, and sponsored by SEABC.

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