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TitleNewspaper reports of earthquakes collected by staff of the Dominion Observatory 1906-1953
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorLamontagne, MORCID logo; Szadurski, M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 8785, 2021, 9 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/328236 Open Access logo Open Access
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Year2021
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut; Canada
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Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectsgeophysics; Science and Technology; Nature and Environment; Health and Safety; Information and Communications; seismology; seismicity; seismic risk; earthquakes; earthquake risk; earthquake magnitudes; earthquake damage; epicentres; history; photography; Newspapers; Digitization
Illustrationsphotographs
ProgramPublic Safety Geoscience Intraplate Earthquakes
Released2021 04 20
AbstractDuring the first half of the 20th century, seismologists of the Dominion Observatory in Ottawa collected earthquake reports mainly from English-language Ottawa newspapers but also from other printed sources. Over the years, these news reports were used to define the felt effects and damage impacts of many moderate to strong eastern Canadian earthquakes including the 1925 M 6.2 Charlevoix; the 1929 M 7.2 Grand Banks; the 1935 M 6.1 Temiscaming and the 1944 M 5.6 Cornwall-Massena. In addition, Smith (1962; 1966) used these reports to help define the Canadian earthquake catalogue for pre-1960 events. In addition to descriptions of Canadian events, many newspaper clippings describe some significant global earthquakes and report on seismological research and operations and on other earthquake-related topics such as the elusive methods of earthquake prediction. Originally, these clippings were kept in four large scrapbooks. Over the years, the state of these scrapbooks deteriorated and the authors decided to scan their contents to preserve them for posterity. This Open File Report includes image scans of these scrapbooks.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This Open File provides scans of the scrapbooks of newspaper clippings regarding earthquakes, compiled by of the seismologists of the Dominion Observatory in Ottawa. They include a collection of earthquake reports of the period 1906-1953 mainly from English-language Ottawa newspapers but also from other printed sources.
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