1933 Baffin Bay earthquake


1933 Baffin Bay earthquake

Earthquake
title = 1933 Baffin Bay earthquake
caption =
date = November 20, 1933



magnitude = 7.3 Mw
depth = Unit km|10|0
location = coord|73.0|N|70.75|W
countries affected = Canada, Greenland
tsunami =
aftershocks =
casualties =

The 1933 Baffin Bay earthquake was a 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Greenland and Nunavut, Canada at 6:21 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 20, 1933. [http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/historic_eq/20th/1933baffin_e.php Natural Resources Canada: The 1933 Baffin Bay earthquake] ]

The main shock epicenter was located in Baffin Bay on the east coast of Baffin Island. The shaking associated with this earthquake was only felt at the small town of Upernavik, Greenland. The 1933 Baffin Bay earthquake is the largest recorded earthquake to strike the passive margin of North America and is the largest known earthquake north of the Arctic Circle.

No damage was reported during this earthquake because of its offshore location and the small population of the nearby onshore communities.

ee also

*List of earthquakes in Canada

References


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