Important historic earthquakes in Canada

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Port Hardy, Canada Nov 21 09:47 4.7 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Sooke, BC - Light shaking
  • Sooke - started as a rumble, then shook entire house. lasted about 12 seconds.
  • shirley - First a rumble then a bang then a tremor like shaking 最初にうなずき、次に振り動かすような振戦 Saisho ni unazuki, tsugini furi ugokasu yōna shinsen
  • Sooke - No damage. shaking maybe 5 or more seconds.
  • GEOFON Vancouver Island, Canada Region Nov 21 09:47 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Sooke B.C. - 5-6 second rumble with our windows flexing
  • EMSC Vancouver Island, Canada Region Nov 21 09:47 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gaspe Peninsula, Canada Nov 17 18:07 3.7 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Haines Junction, Canada Nov 05 22:27 3.9 17 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Yukon Territory, Canada Nov 05 22:27 3.9 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northwest Territories, Canada Nov 02 12:14 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Haines Junction, Canada Oct 25 03:54 2.5 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mont-tremblant, Canada Oct 19 11:08 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Québec - Pas de dommage, la secouse a été ressentie un bon dix secondes.
  • La Conception Qc. -J0T 1M0 - Deep strong shaking for about 10 seconds
  • EMSC Vancouver Island, Canada Region Oct 11 09:26 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Parksville - No damage but I was woken from my sleep at 02:27on Oct 11/17 for some reason .
  • Ruckle Park - Very weak shaking
  • USGS Tofino, Canada Oct 11 09:26 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Yukon Territory, Canada Oct 11 06:05 3.8 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Haines Junction, Canada Oct 08 06:00 3.0 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Baie-comeau, Canada Oct 06 06:16 3.3 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Haines Junction, Canada Oct 04 11:18 2.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Yukon Territory, Canada Sep 16 23:38 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Whitehorse - Light shaking
  • USGS Haines Junction, Canada Sep 11 02:45 3.0 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ucluelet, Canada Sep 05 16:08 3.8 4 MAP I Felt It
  • Headquarters Bay, BC - Initially heard and felt the first shock then approximately 3 or 4 ripples followed lasting a few seconds.
  • EMSC Vancouver Island, Canada Region Sep 05 16:08 3.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Yukon Territory, Canada Aug 20 16:33 3.4 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Miramichi, Canada Aug 18 01:26 2.5 9 MAP I Felt It
  • Kennebunk, ME - 2-3 seconds we felt the tremble and the power flickered
  • EMSC Ontario-quebec Bord Reg., Canada Aug 14 20:58 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Gatineau - Light shaking
  • USGS Val-des-monts, Canada Aug 14 20:58 2.6 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Yukon Territory, Canada Aug 10 09:38 3.6 11 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Haines Junction, Canada Jul 17 21:52 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Yukon Territory, Canada Jul 17 21:52 3.6 8 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Haines Junction, Canada Jul 17 21:52 3.8 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ucluelet, Canada Jul 11 08:01 2.5 18 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Campbell River, Canada Jun 19 17:22 4.3 1 MAP I Felt It
  • Calgary - Felt the building swaying a bit for a minute or two
  • EMSC Vancouver Island, Canada Region Jun 19 17:22 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vancouver Island, Canada Region Jun 10 20:38 4.7 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Vancouver Island, Canada Region Jun 10 20:38 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Port Hardy, Canada Jun 10 20:38 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mayo, Canada Jun 05 18:23 2.8 25 MAP I Felt It
    USGS New Brunswick, Canada May 29 15:34 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Elkford, Canada May 23 20:12 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC British Columbia, Canada May 23 20:12 3.3 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tofino, Canada May 19 12:09 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Ontario, Canada May 14 01:50 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Mayo, Canada May 10 15:14 4.9 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Yukon Territory, Canada May 10 15:14 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northern Yukon Territory, Canada May 10 15:14 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Mayo, Canada May 10 15:14 4.4 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Haines Junction, Canada May 08 05:17 2.5 0 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Yukon Territory, Canada May 04 03:13 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Whitehorse - Sitting at baseball bleachers shaking
  • USGS Haines Junction, Canada May 01 16:38 2.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC British Columbia, Canada May 01 16:10 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Yukon Territory, Canada May 01 14:59 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Haines Junction, Canada May 01 13:59 2.6 8 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Southern Yukon Territory, Canada Apr 26 14:40 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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