Type the first 3 characters of your Postal Code (eg. T7E) and press ENTER on your keyboard. A forward sortation area (FSA) designates a geographical unit based on the first three characters in a postal code. All postal codes that start with the same three characters—for example, L3V—are together considered an FSA.
NOTE: DON’T SEE YOUR POSTAL CODE IN THE MAP?
Some FSA values do not have corresponding polygons in the current version of this map. If you do not see your FSA in the map please review the table below. There are 47 FSA/Risk values in the table.
|FSA||RISK RATING||FSA||RISK RATING|
|H4T||Very Low||R5M||Very Low|
|K1A||Very Low||R6T||Very Low|
|V8E||Very Low||R6P||Very Low|
|L8B||Very Low||E2R||Very Low|
|L9X||Very Low||M7A||Very Low|
|N8V||Very Low||L9E||Very Low|
|M5L||Very Low||M5X||Very Low|
|M5K||Very Low||M5W||Very Low|
|M7R||Very Low||M7Y||Very Low|
|L3L||Very Low||L5T||Very Low|
|L5P||Very Low||L5S||Very Low|
|T3T||Very Low||T6N||Very Low|
|R5J||Very Low||S4M||Very Low|
This Earthquake Risk tool has been developed with the CoreLogic Canada Earthquake Model. The intent of this risk tool is to provide insights into the relative earthquake risk across Canada. This risk considers both the seismic hazard and population at risk in each region.
This ranking is reflective of the seismic hazard described by the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) and US Geological Survey (USGS) for regions along the US border. Detailed soil maps and an understanding of the National Building Code of Canada and common building practices across the country are incorporated.
Population data from the 2016 Canada Census was used to represent the relative exposure at risk to seismic hazard by forward sorting areas (FSA) across the country. In areas of clear high earthquake hazard risk and low population and building density, an example being coastal regions of Vancouver Island, an additional risk factor was introduced, where the FSA’s earthquake risk relative to the national average was incorporated to inform the earthquake risk rating in regions such as these.
Earthquake Risk Categories