Today in Earthquake History

Earthquake History for August 22nd

  •  M8.1 - Queen Charlotte Island, 1949

    Canada's largest historic earthquake since 1700.
    The shaking was so severe on the Queen Charlotte Islands that cows were knocked off their feet, and a geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada working on the north end of Graham Island could not stand up. Chimneys toppled, and an oil tank at Cumshewa Inlet collapsed. In Terrace, on the adjacent mainland, cars were bounced around, and standing on the street was described as "like being on the heaving deck of a ship at sea". In Prince Rupert, windows were shattered and buildings swayed.
  •  M7.0 - Alaska, 1940

    One of the Largest Earthquakes in the United States.

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