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
2017-05-01 Stikine Region, British Columbia 59.83 -136.70 0 0 6.3 VIII Doublet earthquake [1]
2017-05-01 Stikine Region, British Columbia 59.82 -136.71 0 0 6.2 VII Doublet earthquake [2]
2017-01-08 Nunavut 74.39 -92.42 0 0 6.0 VII [3]
2015-04-24 South of Haida Gwaii 51.62 -130.77 0 0 6.2 V [4]
2014-07-17 Yukon 60.35 -140.33 0 0 6.0 VI [5]
2014-04-24 West of Vancouver Island 49.64 -127.73 0 0 6.5 VI [6]
2013-09-04 182 km SW of Bella Bella, British Columbia 51.18 -130.23 0 0 6.0 IV [7]
2013-09-03 187 km WSW of Bella Bella, British Columbia 51.24 -130.40 0 0 6.1 IV [8]
2012-11-08 West of Vancouver Island 49.23 -128.48 0 0 6.1 IV [9]
2012-10-30 Haida Gwaii 52.37 -131.90 0 0 6.2 Aftershock of 7.8 earthquake [10]
2012-10-28 Haida Gwaii 52.67 -132.60 0 0 6.3 V Aftershock of 7.8 earthquake [11]
2012-10-27 Haida Gwaii 52.77 -131.93 7.8 VIII Non-destructive tsunami [12]
2011-09-09 Vancouver Island 49.49 -126.97 6.4 Mw 20–30 second strike-slip intraplate shock [13]
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 [14]
2009-07-07 Baffin Bay 75.35 -72.45 0 0 6.1 [15]
2008-01-05 Queen Charlotte Islands, BC 51.07 -131.06 6.5 Mw Doublet (6.4 Mw shock 40 minutes later) [14]
2007-10-09 The Nazko region 52.88 -124.8 ≤4.0 I Swarm ended June 2008
2004-11-02 Vancouver Island, BC 49.28 -128.77 6.7 Mw [14]
2004-07-19 Vancouver Island 49.62 -126.97 0 0 6.4 VI [16]
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, Northwest Territories 62.22 -124.24 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) [17]
1979-02-28 Southern Yukon–Alaska Border 60.59 -141.47 7.2 Mw [17]
1970-06-24 Queen Charlotte Islands, BC 51.77 -130.76 7.4 Mw [17]
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 [17]
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 [17]
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 [17]
1860-10-17 Charlevoix, QC 47.5 -70.1 6.0 [17]
1791-12-06 Charlevoix 47.4 -70.5 6.0 [17]
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. ^ "M 6.3 - 88km WNW of Skagway, Alaska". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  2. ^ "M 6.2 - 88km WNW of Skagway, Alaska". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  3. ^ "M 6.0 - 79km ESE of Resolute, Canada". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  4. ^ "M 6.2 - 192km WSW of Bella Bella, Canada". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  5. ^ "M 6.0 - 90km NNW of Yakutat, Alaska". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  6. ^ "M 6.5 - 120km S of Port Hardy, Canada". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  7. ^ "M 6.0 - 182km SW of Bella Bella, Canada". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  8. ^ "M 6.1 - 187km WSW of Bella Bella, Canada". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  9. ^ "M 6.1 - Vancouver Island, Canada region". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  10. ^ "M 6.2 - Haida Gwaii, Canada". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  11. ^ "M 6.3 - Haida Gwaii, Canada". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  12. ^ "M 7.8 - Haida Gwaii, Canada". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  13. ^ Mann, Ted (10 September 2011). "Vancouver Looks to New Zealand to Prepare for Quakes". The Atlantic Wire. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  14. ^ a b c Natural Resources Canada. "Search results for earthquakes M>3.4, 1990-2011". Search the Earthquake Database. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  15. ^ "M 6.1 - Baffin Bay". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  16. ^ "M 6.4 - Vancouver Island, Canada region". earthquake.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h Natural Resources Canada. "Important Canadian Earthquakes". Earthquakes Canada. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  18. ^ Natural Resources Canada (12 August 2011). "Frequently Asked Questions about Earthquakes (FAQ)". Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  19. ^ http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/recent/index-eng.php/
  20. ^ http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/index-eng.php

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