Datasets of disrupted transportation networks on Canada's West Coast in a plausible M9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake scenario

Date

2023

Authors

Souza Almeida, Luana
Rodrigues, Lauryne
Goerlandt, Floris
Ancona-Segovia, Jose
Pelot, Ronald
Bristow, David
Chang, Stephanie

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Data in Brief

Abstract

This article presents a database with geographical and demographic information characterizing the impacts to road and maritime networks, and coastal communities, of a plausible magnitude M9.0 megathrust Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake scenario near Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The database consists of a medium and a high impact case associated with the earthquake scenario. The data include the geographical location of communities, ports, and airports/helipads/heliports, the structure of the roads network and their expected damage levels, the resilience level and population size of the communities on Vancouver Island, and the trajectories, expected delays and capacities of ferries and barges. The data originates from government and carriers’ open available reports and external datasets, and several impact models. The primary purpose of this database is to support disaster management researchers working to develop and test network models that focus on road repair and restoration, and on the multi-modal distribution of relief supplies to victims. In addition, the data can be used to test heuristic and metaheuristic approaches applied to network models in the context of natural disasters.

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Keywords

natural disaster, earthquakes, roads network, humanitarian operations, multi-modal transportation, community resilience

Citation

Souza Almedia, L., Rodrigues, L., Goerlandt, F., Ancona-Segovia, J., Pelot, R., Bristow, D., & Chang, S. (2023). Datasets of disrupted transportation networks on Canada's West Coast in a plausible M9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake scenario. Data in Brief, 46, 108762. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2022.108762