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TitleSignificant Canadian earthquakes 1600-2017
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AuthorLamontagne, M; Halchuk, S; Cassidy, J F; Rogers, G C
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8285, 2018, 37 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/311183
Year2018
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediadigital; on-line
RelatedThis publication supercedes Lamontagne, M; Halchuk, S; Cassidy, J F; Rogers, G C; (2007). Significant Canadian earthquakes 1600-2006, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5539
File formatreadme
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®); rtf; xls (Microsoft® Excel®); kmz (Google Earth(TM))
ProvinceCanada
NTS1; 2; 3; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 52; 53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 62; 63; 64; 65; 66; 67; 68; 69; 72; 73; 74; 75; 76; 77; 78; 79; 82; 83; 84; 85; 86; 87; 88; 89; 92; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 98; 99; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106; 107; 114O; 114P; 115; 116; 117; 120; 340; 560
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectsgeophysics; educational geology; Recent; seismology; earthquake catalogues; earthquakes; seismicity; earthquake risk; earthquake magnitudes; earthquake damage; building codes; seismic interpretations; seismic risk; seismic zones; geological history; tectonic history; landslides; tsunami; geological hazards; seismic hazards; deaths; Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale; macroseismic surveys; felt earthquakes; buildings; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; geoscientific sketch maps; tables
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramAssessing Earthquake Geohazards, Public Safety Geoscience
Released2018 09 27
AbstractThis Open File provides the most up-to-date information on the significant earthquakes of Canada for the period 1600 to 2017 inclusively. In addition to slight adjustments to a previously published Open File (Lamontagne et al., 2007), the current Report adds some significant earthquakes that occurred between 2007 and 2017 inclusively. In light of ongoing research, a number of updates were also included, together with the justifications for the changes. When available, maps based on macroseismic surveys or Did-You-Feel-It reports were also joined. As in the previous Open File Report, earthquakes are considered significant if their magnitude, estimated from felt reports or scaled from records, exceeded 6.0 on the Richter scale or if they had been felt by many Canadians at Modified Intensity VI or stronger. A total of 172 events were selected for the period 1600-2017. The information is provided in a Microsoft Excel sheet that provides for each event: the source information (Origin Time, Latitude, Longitude, Depth, Region, Magnitude); the impact (associated landslide(s), tsunami, damage to buildings, deaths, Maximum Modified Mercalli Intensity in Canada); a description of the event; the source of information and web links for additional information in English and French.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This Open File details how the information on significant Canadian earthquakes between years 1600 and 2017 was gathered and the results and interpretation of this new view of Canada's earthquake activity. An Excel Spreadsheet gives details on each significant earthquake.
GEOSCAN ID311183