The National Strong Motion Network Map

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  • Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC map icon Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC
  • Miller Capilano Highway Maintenance Corp. map icon Miller Capilano Highway Maintenance Corp.
  • Natural Resources Canada map icon Natural Resources Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada (proposed) map icon Natural Resources Canada (proposed)
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Strong Motion instruments in Southwestern B.C.

The Geological Survey of Canada operates a network of strong seismometers in south-western British Columbia. Instruments in this network are also contributed by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC, and Miller Capilano Highway Maintenance Corporation.

The strong motion seismometers measure ground shaking and report measurements over the Internet in real time. The data from these instruments are also used to update and improve building codes and seismic hazard maps.

Many instruments are installed in schools; some are hosted by churches, businesses and private individuals. The Geological Survey of Canada is very grateful for this support..

On the map above we plot these strong motion sensors which are also available in the table below.

StaNameLat.Lon.
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 136, ABT01NAAbbotsford Firehall49.0546-122.33
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 135, BMF01NABamfield Marine Research Station48.8356-125.135
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 222, BRN01NAprivate residence48.5758-123.456
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 202, BWN01NABowen Isl. Community School49.3812-123.343
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 193, BWS01NABowser Elementary School49.4457-124.699
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 154, CPR01NACampbell River Elementary School50.0032-125.244
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 166, CRP01NACarmanah Pt. Lighthouse48.6116-124.751
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 140, DLT01NACoal Dock Vancouver49.0183-123.161
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 142, DLT02NATeamsters, Office Building49.1813-122.93
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 157, DNC01NAMacUrdy Bldg., Duncan Elementary48.786-123.717
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 152, GLR01NAGold River SD-8449.7822-126.05
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 191, GNG01NASalt Spring Elementary school48.855-123.503
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 198, HHS01NAHarrison Hotsprings Elem. School49.2986-121.784
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 223, HLB01NANear HOLB CNSN site50.6403-128.135
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 197, HPE01NAHope secondary schoool49.3873-121.445
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 192, LDY01NALadysmith Primary School48.989-123.825
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 137, LNG01NALangley Town Office49.1017-122.659
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 204, MSN01NADurieu Elementary School49.2135-122.236
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 159, MWS01NAMt. Washington Alpine Resort49.7411-125.303
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 156, NMO01NAP. Haarer Elementary, Nanaimo49.169-123.943
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 205, NMO02NAPacific Biological Station49.2113-123.954
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 195, OYR01NAOyster River Elementary49.8762-125.132
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 155, PAL01NAMaquinna Elementary, Port Alberni49.2272-124.792
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 200, PDH01NAPender Harbour Elementary/Secondary49.6416-123.967
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 126, PGC01NAPGC Seismic Vault48.6498-123.452
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 221, PGC02NAPGC showcase48.65-123.452
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 175, PHY01NAPort Hardy School District Office50.7184-127.494
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 164, PTR01NAPort Renfrew Elememtary48.5563-124.399
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 199, PWR01NAJames Thomson Elementary49.8894-124.562
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 36, RMD01C6Robert J Tait Elementary School49.1833-123.116
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 37, RMD02C7F. A. Tomsett Elementary School49.195-123.108
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 39, RMD03E7Mitchell School49.1845-123.09
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 41, RMD04B9William Cook Elementary School49.1638-123.127
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 42, RMD05C9Henry Anderson Elementary School49.166-123.113
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 49, RMD06A9Minoru Place Activity Centre49.1645-123.142
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 131, RMD09A8Welfare Office49.1731-123.14
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 40, RMD11B8Kwantlen University College49.1742-123.127
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 106, RMD12G6TBC Indoor Racing49.1979-123.059
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 138, RMD13NABC-Ferries Dease Dock49.1232-123.082
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 209, RMD14NALord Byng Elementary49.1305-123.183
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 210, RMD15NASpul'U'Kwuks Elementary49.1709-123.185
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 211, RMD16NApriv. residence49.1485-123.149
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 201, SCH01NADavis Bay Elementary49.4437-123.723
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 123, SDN01NASidney Town Hall48.6504-123.399
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 141, SFU01NASimon Fraser Univ.49.279-122.915
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 153, SPL01NAStrathcona Park Lodge49.8922-125.653
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 208, SRY03NAForsyth Road Elementary49.1973-122.837
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 207, STR01NATV Transmitter building48.776-123.171
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 194, SWD01NASayward Ele. Jr. Sec. School50.3776-125.958
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 144, TFN01NAWickaninnish Comm. School49.1505-125.904
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 177, THS01NACaptain Meares Elementary School49.9266-126.651
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 178, TXD01NATexada Elementary and Middle School49.7605-124.558
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 125, UBC01NAUBC Mech. Eng49.2634-123.25
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 145, UCL01NAUcluelet Secondary School48.9399-125.545
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 143, VCT02NAGonzales Observatory48.4139-123.324
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 149, VCT05NApriv. residence48.4079-123.352
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 161, VCT08NApriv. residence48.4546-123.35
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 170, VCT11NApriv. residence48.4327-123.505
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 171, VCT12NApriv. residence48.4512-123.524
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 173, VCT14NApriv. residence48.4142-123.484
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 179, VCT15NApriv. residence48.4347-123.409
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 180, VCT17NANature Centre48.4649-123.374
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 181, VCT18NAOakland Elementary School48.4406-123.338
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 14, VNC01G2Waverley Annex (Elementary)49.23-123.054
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 27, VNC02D4Walter Moberly School Annex (Trudeau)49.215-123.097
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 4, VNC03D1Annex - General Brock School (Elementary)49.2416-123.101
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 9, VNC04G1George T Cunningham Elementary School49.2373-123.059
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 34, VNC05G4David Oppenheimer School (Elementary)49.212-123.059
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 29, VNC06E4Walter Moberly Elementary School49.215-123.084
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 32, VNC07F4Sir James Douglas School Annex (Elementary)49.215-123.074
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 256, VNC09A6Sea Island School49.1907-123.15
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 52, VNC10A3St Stephens United Church49.2213-123.141
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 130, VNC11G5priv. residence49.205-123.056
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 23, VNC12G3Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith School (Elementary)49.221-123.055
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 146, VNC13NAPWGSC Building, Env. Canada49.287-123.117
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 24, VNC14A4David Lloyd George, Elementary School49.2101-123.136
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 16, VNC15B3Main Building - Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School49.222-123.124
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 1, VNC16B1Eric Hamber Secondary School49.2396-123.124
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 10, VNC17C2Sir Wim Van Horne School49.2314-123.107
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 163, VNC18D3John Henderson Elementary School49.2231-123.095
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 19, VNC19E3John Henderson School Annex (Elementary)49.221-123.087
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 5, VNC20E1Sir Richard McBride School Annex (Elementary)49.2419-123.086
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 13, VNC22F2Tecumseh School (Elementary)49.2321-123.068
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 7, VNC23F1Tecumseh School Annex (Elementary)49.237-123.074
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 21, VNC24NADavid Thompson Secondary School49.221-123.071
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 258, VNC26NARogers Arena Vancover49.276-123.112
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 139, WHS01NAMyrtle Philip Comm. School50.1285-122.963
Natural Resources Canada map iconSite 190, YBY01NAAB Greenwell School48.876-124.213
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC map iconSite 206, ABT02NAGerry's Automotive49.1203-122.298
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC map iconSite 257, PIT01NAPitt River Bridge49.2463-122.727
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC map iconSite 212, PRK01NApriv. residence49.2986-124.273
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC map iconSite 189, SOK01NAEdward Milne Secondary Schoool48.3883-123.696
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC map iconSite 187, SRY02NAPacific Weigh Scale49.0084-122.735
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC map iconSite 213, VCT19NASaanich Nr.2 Firehall48.4987-123.388
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC map iconSite 188, VNC25NAPatrol Office, Lions Gate Bridge49.3251-123.13
Miller Capilano Highway Maintenance Corp. map iconSite 238, STS01NARoute99 at Pasco Road49.3611-123.27
Miller Capilano Highway Maintenance Corp. map iconSite 239, STS02NAOcean Point Rd. Intersection, north end49.4083-123.233
Miller Capilano Highway Maintenance Corp. map iconSite 240, STS03NAPorteau Rd. offramp, Concorde Interchange, South end49.4533-123.244
Miller Capilano Highway Maintenance Corp. map iconSite 241, STS04NABritannia Beach, Makin Lands Intersection49.6183-123.208
Miller Capilano Highway Maintenance Corp. map iconSite 242, STS05NAPed. Arch, pedestrian overpass, Squamish, The Chief49.6808-123.154
Miller Capilano Highway Maintenance Corp. map iconSite 243, STS06NAMiCap Op. Ctr.49.7158-123.162
Miller Capilano Highway Maintenance Corp. map iconSite 244, STS07NACheekye River Bridge,Alice Lake chain-up pull-out49.7919-123.133
Miller Capilano Highway Maintenance Corp. map iconSite 245, STS08NAConroy Creek, north side of Conroy Creek Bridge49.8922-123.159
Miller Capilano Highway Maintenance Corp. map iconSite 246, STS09NADaisy Lake Rd., Daisy Lake49.9728-123.143
Miller Capilano Highway Maintenance Corp. map iconSite 247, STS10NAAlpha Lake, Cheakamus Rd.,Function Junction50.0869-123.037
Natural Resources Canada (proposed) map iconSite 000, ESTEVANPlanned station at Estevan Lighthouse49.404-126.429
Natural Resources Canada (proposed) map iconSite 000, NOOTKAPlanned station at Nootka Lighthouse49.593-126.6154
Natural Resources Canada (proposed) map iconSite 000, ELIZA DOMEPlanned station at Eliza Dome49.881-127.091
Natural Resources Canada (proposed) map iconSite 000, KYUQUOTPlanned station at Kyuquot50.024-127.376
Natural Resources Canada (proposed) map iconSite 000, MYRA FALLSPlanned station at Myra Falls49.547-125.563
Natural Resources Canada (proposed) map iconSite 000, WOSSPlanned station at Woss50.218-126.628
Natural Resources Canada (proposed) map iconSite 000, PT. ALICEPlanned station at Port Alice50.218-126.628