List of earthquakes in Canada

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This is a list of earthquakes in Canada:

List[edit]

Date Time‡ Place Lat Lon Deaths M I Comments
1663-02-05 17:30 (local time) CharlevoixKamouraska Region, QC 47.60 -70.10 7.0 Mw X [1]
1700-01-26 21:00 (local time) 48.50 -125.00 8.7–9.2 Mw This earthquake was linked to the "orphan tsunami" in Japan [1]
1732-09-16 11:00 (local time) Montreal, QC 45.50 -73.60 5.8 Mw [1]
1791-12-06 20:00 (local time) Charlevoix 47.4 -70.5 6.0 [1]
1860-10-17 06:15 (local time) Charlevoix, QC 47.5 -70.1 6.0 [1]
1870-10-20 11:30 (local time) Charlevoix, QC 47.4 -70.5 6.5 [1]
1872-12-15 05:37 Washington State 47.76 -119.90 6.5–7.0 Mw VIII [1]
1899-09-04 00:22 Yukon–Alaska border 60.00 -140.00 8.2 Ms [1]
1918-12-06 08:41:08 Vancouver Island, BC 49.44 -126.22 7.2 Mw VIII [1]
1925-03-01 02:19:20 Charlevoix–Kamouraska, QC 47.8 -69.8 6.2 Mw VIII [1]
1929-05-26 22:39:54 South of Queen Charlotte Islands, BC 51.51 -130.74 7.0 Mw [1]
1929-11-18 20:32 Grand Banks of Newfoundland 44.5 -56.30 28 7.2 Mw VI Triggered a major underwater slump that caused a large tsunami, which devastated some coastal communities on Newfoundland [1]
1933-11-20 23:21:32 Baffin Bay 73.0 -70.75 7.3–7.4 Mw Largest known earthquake north of the Arctic Circle [1]
1935-11-01 06:03:40 Timiskaming 46.78 79.07 6.1 Mw VII [1]
1944-09-05 04:38:45 Cornwall, ON/Massena, NY 44.97 -74.90 5.8 Mw VII [1]
1946-06-23 17:13:26 Vancouver Island, BC 49.76 -125.34 2 7.3 Ms VIII [1]
1949-08-22 04:01:12 Queen Charlotte Islands, BC 53.62 -133.27 8.1 Mw VIII [1]
1958-07-09 06:15 Lituya Bay, Alaska 58.6 -137.10 5 8.3 Mw XI Triggered a rockfall that caused a tsunami with a runup of 524 metres (1,719 ft) [1]
1970-06-24 13:09:08 Queen Charlotte Islands, BC 51.77 -130.76 7.4 Mw [1]
1979-02-28 13:27 (local time) Southern Yukon–Alaska Border 60.59 -141.47 7.2 Mw [1]
1982-01-09 08:53 Miramichi, NB 47.00 -66.60 5.7 A pair of earthquakes, two days apart [1]
1985-12-23 23:16 (local time) The Nahanni region 62.19 -124.24 6.9 Mw The strongest of a sequence of major earthquakes [1]
1988-11-25 23:46:04 Saguenay 48.12 -71.18 5.9 Mw VII [1]
1989-12-25 14:24 Ungava Region 60.12 -73.60 6.3 Ms This was the first earthquake in eastern North America confirmed to have produced surface faulting [1]
1997-11-05 02:34:33 Quebec City, QC
46.80 -71.42 1 5.1 Mn [2]
2000-01-01 11:22:58 Temiscamingue Region 46.84 -78.93 5.2 Mn VI [2]
2001-02-28 18:54:32 Puget Sound 47.15 -122.71 1 (USA) 6.8 Mw [2]
2004-11-02 10:02:11 Vancouver Island, BC 49.15 -129.00 6.6 Mw [2]
2007-10-09 The Nazko region 52.88 -124.8 4.0 (or less) I The first of a swarm of earthquakes that went on until 12 June 2008 [2]
2008-01-05 11:01:01 Queen Charlotte Islands, BC 51.07 -131.06 6.5 Mw Followed by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake just over 40 minutes later [2]
2009-11-17 15:30:41 Queen Charlotte Islands, BC 51.82 -131.78 6.5 Mw [2]
2010-06-23 13:41:41 EDT Central Canada 45.9 -75.5 5.0 Mw VI
2011-09-09 19:31:34 Vancouver Island 49.49 -126.97 6.4 Mw This earthquake, which lasted 20–30 seconds, was the strongest to hit the region in nearly 7 years. It occurred on a secondary strike-slip structure and not on the plate boundary itself [3]
2012-08-19 279 km WSW of Tofino, BC (offshore) 5.2 [4]
2012-10-27 20:04 (local time) Haida Gwaii 7.7 V [5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Natural Resources Canada. "Important Canadian Earthquakes". Earthquakes Canada. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Natural Resources Canada. "Search results for earthquakes M>3.4, 1990-2011". Search the Earthquake Database. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Mann, Ted (10 September 2011). "Vancouver Looks to New Zealand to Prepare for Quakes". The Atlantic Wire. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  4. ^ a b http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/recent/index-eng.php/
  5. ^ a b http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/index-eng.php
  6. ^ Natural Resources Canada (12 August 2011). "Frequently Asked Questions about Earthquakes (FAQ)". Retrieved 3 December 2011. 

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