List of earthquakes in Canada

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This is a list of earthquakes in Canada:

List

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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See also

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 Natural Resources Canada. "Important Canadian Earthquakes". Earthquakes Canada. Retrieved 2 December 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Natural Resources Canada. "Search results for earthquakes M>3.4, 1990-2011". Search the Earthquake Database. Retrieved 2 December 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Mann, Ted (10 September 2011). "Vancouver Looks to New Zealand to Prepare for Quakes". The Atlantic Wire. Retrieved 18 September 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/recent/index-eng.php/
  5. 5.0 5.1 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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