Earthquakes in CanadaIn Canada there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very rarely.
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Most recent eventsThis list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Canada by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.
- Sept. 30, 7:02 pmMagnitude 3.0: 21 km northwest of Forks, Washington at a depth of 40.70 km.
- Sept. 29, 8:09 amMagnitude 3.2: 260 km southwest of Tofino at a depth of 13.64 km.
- Sept. 22, 7:41 amMagnitude 3.5: 26 km west-northwest of Forks, Washington at a depth of 37.04 km.
- Sept. 21, 3:07 pmMagnitude 3.2: 27 km south-southwest of Prince George at a depth of five km.
Earthquakes in Canada since 1950The strongest earthquake in Canada happened on 10/28/2012 in the region Queen Charlotte Islands with a magnitude of 7.7 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
|05/01/2017||Skagway; Canada (British Columbia)||3 km||6.2||0|
|10/28/2012||Queen Charlotte Islands||8 km||7.7||0|
|06/23/2010||Quebec (Val-Des-Bois, Gracefield)||41 km||5.2||0|
|11/02/2004||Vancouver Island||12 km||6.6||0|
|10/12/2001||Queen Charlotte Islands||34 km||6.1||0|
|11/25/1988||Quebec (Saguenay, Quebec City)||4 km||5.8||0|
|01/11/1982||Caribou, Haynesville, Presque Isle||7 km||4.5||0|
|06/24/1970||Queen Charlotte Islands, British Colombia||8 km||7.5||0|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.