Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Some Facts on Earthquakes in Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Some Facts on Earthquakes in Canada

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Some facts on earthquakes in Canada

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VANCOUVER - Canada isn't widely known for seismic activity, but few regions of the country are immune to the occasional quake. Here are some facts from Earthquakes Canada:

-- There were 265 earthquakes in and around the country to Jan. 28 of this year, ranging from a barely detectable 0.0-magnitude shake in Quebec to a 4.4-magnitude tremor in the Rocky Mountains.

-- Despite the abundance of ground-shaking incidents, only three earthquakes were reportedly "felt."

-- With 169 events from Jan. 1 to Jan. 28, British Columbia is far and away the leader when it comes to sheer number of quakes.

-- Quebec and its active Charlevoix Seismic Zone ranks a distant second, with 24 incidents during the same period.

-- Alberta had 12 quakes, while Ontario and New Brunswick each experienced three, followed by Prince Edward Island with a single event. …

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