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1933 Baffin Bay earthquake

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Origin time  23:21:35 UTC
Depth  15 km (9 mi)
Date  20 November 1933
Magnitude  7.7 Mw
Areas affected  Canada, Greenland
Location  Canada
1933 Baffin Bay earthquake
Similar  1925 Charlevoix–Kamouraska earthquake, 1988 Saguenay earthquake, 1663 Charlevoix earthquake, 1732 Montreal earthquake, 1946 Vancouver Island ear

The 1933 Baffin Bay earthquake struck Greenland and the Northwest Territories (now Nunavut), Canada with a moment magnitude of 7.7 at 18:21:35 Eastern Time Zone on November 20.

The main shock epicenter was located in Baffin Bay on the east coast of Baffin Island. Shaking was only felt at the small town of Upernavik, Greenland. The event is the largest to strike the passive margin of North America and is the largest north of the Arctic Circle. No damage was reported because of its offshore location and the small population of the nearby onshore communities.

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1933 Baffin Bay earthquake Wikipedia


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