What can B.C. learn from Mexico’s earthquake?

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The Juan de Fuca oceanic plate is trying to move under the North American plate. As a result the South Coast of B.C. can get both megathrust earthquakes off the coast as well as shallow earthquakes just below some of our major cities.

Canadian seismologists are keeping a close eye on the earthquake that hit Mexico on Thursday night, looking for lessons that can be applied to British Columbia’s similar tectonic landscape.


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