1988 Saguenay earthquake

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1988 Saguenay earthquake
1988 Saguenay earthquake is located in Quebec
1988 Saguenay earthquake
Date November 25, 1988 (1988-11-25)
Magnitude 5.9 Mw
Depth 29 km (18 mi)
Epicenter 48°07′N 71°11′W / 48.12°N 71.18°W / 48.12; -71.18
Areas affected Canada
Max. intensity VII (Very strong)

The 1988 Saguenay earthquake struck Quebec, Canada with a moment magnitude of 5.9 on November 25. It is one of the largest recorded earthquakes in eastern Canada and eastern North America during the 20th century.[1][2]

The earthquake was triggered by faults associated with the Saguenay Graben.[3]

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