List of earthquakes in Canada

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This is a list of earthquakes in Canada:

List[edit]

Date Place Lat Lon Deaths Injuries Mag. MMI Comments
2012-10-27 Haida Gwaii 52.77 -131.93 7.8 V Non-destructive tsunami
2011-09-09 Vancouver Island 49.49 -126.97 6.4 Mw 20–30 second strike-slip intraplate shock [1]
2010-06-23 Central Canada 45.9 -75.5 5.0 Mw VI
2009-11-17 Queen Charlotte Islands, BC 51.82 -131.78 6.5 Mw [2]
2008-01-05 Queen Charlotte Islands, BC 51.07 -131.06 6.5 Mw Doublet (6.4 Mw shock 40 minutes later) [2]
2007-10-09 The Nazko region 52.88 -124.8 ≤4.0 I Swarm ended June 2008
2004-11-02 Vancouver Island, BC 49.15 -129.00 6.6 Mw [2]
2001-02-28 Puget Sound 47.19 -122.66 0–1 400 6.8 Mw VIII One possible related heart attack in Washington.
2000-01-01 Timiskaming 46.84 -78.92 5.2 Mn VI
1997-11-05 Quebec City, QC
46.75 -71.35 1 5.2 Mn
1989-12-25 Ungava Region 60.12 -73.6 6.0 Mw IV First shock in eastern North America with surface faulting
1988-11-25 Saguenay 48.12 -71.18 5.9 Mw VII
1985-12-23 The Nahanni region 62.51 -125.29 6.9 Mw The strongest of a sequence of major earthquakes
1982-01-09 Miramichi, NB 47.00 -66.60 5.7 Doublet (two days apart) [3]
1979-02-28 Southern Yukon–Alaska Border 60.59 -141.47 7.2 Mw [3]
1970-06-24 Queen Charlotte Islands, BC 51.77 -130.76 7.4 Mw [3]
1958-07-09 Lituya Bay, Alaska 58.6 -137.10 5 7.8 Mw XI Rockfall caused a megatsunami (524 m (1,719 ft) runup)
1949-08-22 Queen Charlotte Islands, BC 53.62 -133.27 8.1 Mw VIII Non-destructive tsunami
1946-06-23 Vancouver Island, BC 49.75 -124.5 2 7.5 Mw VIII
1944-09-05 Cornwall, ON/Massena, NY 44.96 -74.83 5.8 Mw VII
1935-11-01 Timiskaming 46.78 79.07 6.1 Mw VII
1933-11-20 Baffin Bay 73.12 -70.01 7.7 Mw Largest known earthquake north of the Arctic Circle
1929-11-18 Grand Banks of Newfoundland 44.54 -56.01 27–28 7.2 Mw VIII Underwater slump caused destructive tsunami
1929-05-26 Queen Charlotte Islands, BC 51.51 -130.74 7.0 Mw [3]
1925-03-01 Charlevoix–Kamouraska, QC 47.8 -69.8 6.2 Mw VIII
1918-12-06 Vancouver Island, BC 49.44 -126.22 7.2 Mw VII
1899-09-04 Yukon–Alaska border 60.00 -140.00 8.2 Ms [3]
1872-12-15 Washington State 47.9 -120.3 6.5–7.0 Mw VIII
1870-10-20 Charlevoix, QC 47.4 -70.5 6.5 [3]
1860-10-17 Charlevoix, QC 47.5 -70.1 6.0 [3]
1791-12-06 Charlevoix 47.4 -70.5 6.0 [3]
1732-09-16 Montreal, QC 45.5 -73.6 5.8 Mw VIII–IX
1700-01-26 Pacific Northwest 45.0 -125.0 8.7–9.2 Mw Linked to the destructive "orphan tsunami" in Japan
1663-02-05 CharlevoixKamouraska, QC 47.6 -70.1 7.3–7.9 Mw X

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mann, Ted (10 September 2011). "Vancouver Looks to New Zealand to Prepare for Quakes". The Atlantic Wire. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Natural Resources Canada. "Search results for earthquakes M>3.4, 1990-2011". Search the Earthquake Database. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Natural Resources Canada. "Important Canadian Earthquakes". Earthquakes Canada. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Natural Resources Canada (12 August 2011). "Frequently Asked Questions about Earthquakes (FAQ)". Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/recent/index-eng.php/
  6. ^ http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/index-eng.php

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