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November 5, 1997 Quebec City Earthquake
|Magnitude||5.1 (calculation after Nuttli, 1973)|
|Accurate location||46.77 North Latitude, 71.41 West Longitude|
|Focal mechanism||reverse motion on a steeply dipping, northeast-striking fault.|
Waveform plot of the earthquake as recorded at 19 stations of the Canadian seismic network. This plot shows the strong main shock at 2:34 UT, and smaller aftershock at 2:56 UT.
Report on the Cap Rouge earthquake from the Canadian National Earthquake Hazards Program. Includes maps, photos, and narrative reports by people who experienced the earthquake.
11/7/97 Press release issued by the Maine Geological Survey, Maine Department of Conservation.
Preliminary report on the Cap Rouge, Quebec, earthquake by the Maine Geological Survey, as the 1998 December Geologic Site of the Month. This report includes a record of the event from the seismic station in Milo, and an isoseismal map of intensities reported across Maine.
Nuttli, Otto W., 1973: "The Mississippi Valley Earthquakes of 1811 and 1812; Intensities, Ground Motion, and Magnitudes," Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 63, No.1, p. 227-248.
Last updated on April 27, 2012
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