Canada Earthquake Reference Model
The high-resolution KCC Canada Earthquake Reference Model captures seismic risk across Canada, including ground motion impacts from events that occur offshore or in the US
Canada Earthquake Snapshot
Multiple fault systems can generate significant seismicity in western Canada, including the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the Alaska-Aleutian megathrust zone. Because much of Canada is sparsely populated, the random sampling methods traditionally used in modeling may over or under represent certain areas and provide an incomplete view of risk. The KCC Canada Earthquake Reference Model instead utilizes Characteristic Event (CE) methodology, which models earthquake potential without spatial bias and assigns appropriate risk to all areas of Canada. This results in a more accurate view of risk and prevents surprise losses.
Manage Your Earthquake Risk in Canada
KCC utilizes the best available data, science, and technology to create high-resolution, accurate, and transparent global catastrophe models that allow you to make decisions with confidence.