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DDS News- Apple seems confused by Canadian Geography

DDS News- Apple seems confused by Canadian Geography

By: The Canadian Press, Published on Fri Sep 12 2014


TORONTO— Apple seems to be a little confused when it comes to Canadian geography.
Consumers who hit Apple.ca to pre-order one of the company’s new iPhones and clicked on a link about delivery timelines saw an error-riddled map of Canada.


Apple appeared to have mixed up the nation’s capital and Ontario’s capital, and placed Ottawa roughly where Toronto should be on the map.


Edmonton is also seen to be northwest of Calgary, instead of northeast.


And Quebec City is mistakenly labelled as Quebec.


A comment from Apple was not immediately available.

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DDS News- USGS Releases Updated Seismic Hazard Maps

DDS News- USGS Releases Updated Seismic Hazard Maps

The 2014 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Seismic Hazard Maps display earthquake ground motions for various probability levels across the United States and are applied in seismic provisions of building codes, insurance rate structures, risk assessments, and other public policy. The updated maps represent an assessment of the best available science in earthquake hazards and incorporate new findings on earthquake ground shaking, faults, seismicity, and geodesy. 

The National Seismic Hazard Maps are derived from seismic hazard curves calculated on a grid of sites across the United States that describe the annual frequency of exceeding a set of ground motions. Data and maps from the 2014 U.S. Geological Survey National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project are available for download below. 

 


 

Seismic Hazard Maps and Data

National Seismic Hazard Maps

 Lower 48


The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Seismic Hazard Maps display earthquake ground motions for various probability levels across the United States and are applied in seismic provisions of building codes, insurance rate structures, risk assessments, and other public policy.
Versions available: 2014, 2008, 2002, and 1996.

 Alaska

Versions available: 2007 and 1999

 

 

 Hawaii

Versions available: 1998

 

 

 

 Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands

Versions available: 2003

 

 Guam & Marianas

USGS Open-File Report 2012-1015: Seismic Hazard Assessment for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands
 

 Samoa & Pacific Islands

USGS Open-File Report 2012-1087: Seismic Hazard of American Samoa and Neighboring South Pacific Islands—Data, Methods, Parameters, and Results
 

Scenarios & Time-Dependent Earthquake Probability Maps

 Scenarios

Expected ground motions and effects of specific hypothetical large earthquakes

 Time-Dependent Earthquake Probability Maps

 


 

Foreign Hazard Maps

 Afghanistan

 

 Southeast Asia

 

 State of Gujarat, India

 

 Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program (GSHAP)

 


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