Charlevoix-Kamouraska Seismic Zone

The Local Seismograph Network

Charlevoix local seismographs

Location of the permanent seismograph stations in the CSZ. Some stations were relocated between 1977 and 1985, without changing the general distribution of stations. Since 1985, the stations are: A11; A16; A21; A54; A61; A64. Other stations currently operating are LMQ (broadband) and SHQ (analogue). LPQ was a digital ECTN station no longer in operation.

STATIONLATLONELEV(km)PlaceName
A1147.243-70.1980.061St-Roch-des-Aulnaies
A1647.471-70.0060.015Rivière-Ouelle
A2147.704-69.6900.046St-André
A5447.457-70.4120.381Misère
A6147.693-70.0900.358Sainte-Mathilde
A6447.826-69.8920.137Saint-Siméon
LMQ47.548-70.3270.419LaMalbaie
SHQ47.603-70.4010.411St-Hilarion

The Regional Seismograph Network

Regional Seismographs

Surrounding the Charlevoix-Kamouraska Seismic Zone, there are three digital stations (DAQ, QCQ and DPQ) and two analogue stations (CIQ, SLQ).

STATIONLATLONELEV(km)PlaceName
DAQ47.964-71.2420.939ParcdesLaurentides
QCQ46.779-71.2760.091Québec
DPQ46.680-72.7770.167Saint-Jean-des-Piles
CIQ48.272-70.7910.273Chicoutimi
SLQ47.666-69.0100.320St-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha!

The National Seismograph Network

If sufficiently strong, the seismic waves of the Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquakes can be recorded hundreds of kilometres away, on the Canadian National Seismograph Network