Geological Survey of Canada Open File 5539: Significant Canadian earthquakes 1600-2006

Lamontagne, M; Halchuk, S; Cassidy, J F; Rogers, G C

This Open File provides the most up-to-date information on the significant earthquakes of Canada. Earthquakes are considered significant if their magnitude exceeded 6 on the Richter scale or if they had been felt by many Canadians at Modified Intensity VI or stronger. A total of 161 events were selected for the period 1600-2006. 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.

Significant Canadian earthquakes 1600-2006
Lamontagne, M; Halchuk, S; Cassidy, J F; Rogers, G C
Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5539, 2007; 32 pages
available for free download from the GeoPub web site

Additional Resources

Map of significant Canadian earthquakes, 1600-2006

Map of significant Canadian earthquakes, 1600-2006