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Canadian Earthquakes

With the Japanese earthquakes on our mind, we take a look at the past history of earthquakes in Canada.  Looking at the above map, we see that we do not live in a geologically active area.  The Canadian Pacific coast is, however, on the 'ring of fire' and is subject to very large earthquakes up to and including magnitude 9.

Our nuclear power plant was located here in Bruce County for a number of reasons not the least of which is its historic low geologic profile.  Quakes are not unknown here, but they have been of low magnitude.  Notice that the closest magnitude 6 quake was on the Ontario-Quebec border

There was a quake of magnitude 3 locate 14km east north east of Leamington Ontario on the 23 of February, 2011.

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