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TitleThe 1929 magnitude 7.2 Grand Banks earthquake: felt reports from the dominions of Canada and Newfoundland and islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, France
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AuthorLamontagne, M; Burke, K B S
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8353, 2018, 164 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/306961
Year2018
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®); rtf; xlsx (Microsoft® Excel®); kml (GoogleEarth®)
ProvinceNewfoundland and Labrador; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Ontario
NTS1; 2; 3D; 10; 11; 12; 13A; 13B; 13C; 13D; 20; 21; 22; 23A; 23B; 23C; 23D; 30; 31A; 31B; 31C; 31F; 31G; 31H; 31I; 31J; 31K; 31N; 31O; 31P; 32A; 32B; 32C; 32F; 32G; 32H; 32I; 32J; 32K; 32N; 32O; 32P; 33A; 33B; 33C
AreaBoston; New York; Canada; United States
Lat/Long WENS -77.0000 -52.0000 52.5000 39.5000
Subjectsgeophysics; earthquakes; earthquake magnitudes; earthquake studies; history; 18 November 1929 Grand Banks earthquake; felt reports; Modified Mercalli intensity (MMI) scale; databases; historical documents; digitization; digital repositories; isoseismals
Illustrationsgeoscientific sketch maps; location maps
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramEastern Canada Geohazards Assessment Project, Public Safety Geoscience
Released2018 04 09
AbstractThe 18 November 1929 Magnitude (M) 7.2 earthquake is the largest historical earthquake of eastern Canada. The earthquake was felt over most of Newfoundland and Labrador, at St-Pierre and Miquelon, in the Maritimes, eastern Quebec and New England. In this Open File Report, we include scans of the original felt information questionnaires that were received by the Dominion Observatory shortly after the earthquake occurred and other felt information from Canada, the Dominion of Newfoundland and St-Pierre and Miquelon. For each locality, the felt information is rated on the Modified Mercalli intensity (MMI) scale and tabulated in a Microsoft Excel sheet. Some 155 MMI reports are listed. This Open File is a pilot project that aims at evaluating the level of effort required to have all similar macroseismic information of Canadian earthquakes included in an intensity database. A total of about four weeks of work was necessary to produce this Open File Report.
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The 18 November 1929 Magnitude (M) 7.2 earthquake is the largest earthquake of eastern Canada. In this Open File Report, we include scans of the original felt information questionnaires that were received by the Dominion Observatory and other felt information from Canada and the Dominion of Newfoundland. For each locality, the felt information is rated on the Modified Mercalli intensity scale and tabulated in a Microsoft Excel sheet. This Open File is a pilot project that aims at evaluating the level of effort required to have all similar macroseismic information of Canadian earthquakes included in an intensity database.
GEOSCAN ID306961