Researchers call on British Columbians to share what they know about the risk from volcanoes

Many British Columbians are well-versed in earthquake drills and have likely weathered a few significant storms and floods in their lifetime, but how aware are they about the hazards posed by a possible volcanic eruption?

This is the question researchers at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Natural Hazards Research are trying to answer through an online survey open to B.C. residents age 18 and older. 

The 12-15 minute survey asks a series of questions to gauge how much people know about the location of volcanoes in B.C. and the risks associated with an eruption. The survey is open until March 31, 2023.

There are several stratovolcanoes — the type known for their explosive eruptions —  in southern B.C.,

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