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)
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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]

See also


  1. Natural Resources Canada: The Magnitude 5.9 1988 Saguenay earthquake
  2. Waveform modeling of strong-motion data for the Saguenay earthquake of 25 November 1988
  3. Somerville, P. G.; McLaren, J. P.; Saikia, C. K.; Helmberger, D. V. (1990), "The 25 November 1988 Saguenay, Quebec, earthquake: Source parameters and the attenuation of strong ground motion" (PDF), Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Seismological Society of America, 80 (5): 1118–1143<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>