Victoria, British Columbia Essay by Peter Pen

Victoria, British Columbia
An overview of the physical environment and geomorphology of Victoria, British Columbia.
# 62031 | 1,208 words | 9 sources | APA | 2005
Published on Nov 05, 2005 in Geography (General) , Geology and Geophysics (General)

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Since the colonial era Victoria has been the capital of British Columbia. It is located on the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island. This paper outlines the physical geography of this region including its physical geography, geomorphology, soils, climate and vegetation. Additionally, the role of tectonic activity in the area is also explored.

Physical Geography and Geomorphology
Plate Tectonics
Climate and Vegetation

From the Paper:

"Plate tectonics are the single most important geological force operating on the Victoria Region. This assertion is true for four distinct reasons. In the popularly understood conception of plate tectonics Victoria is on the edge of a plate being relatively violently subducted. Second, as a consequence of this it exhibits the most frequent earthquake activity in Canada. Third, and also a consequence of plate tectonics, it is subjected to cycles of extremely violent earthquake activity every few centuries (a blink of the eye in geological terms). Fourth and less commonly, micro-plate activity and the creation of terranes has significantly impacted on the physical geography of the Victoria region."

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