Earthquakes

Repairing St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church spire, 1944
Repairing St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church spire, 1944

February 25, 1910

10:45 p.m.

February 7, 1938

12:23 a.m.

October 19, 1939

7:00 a.m.

March 8, 1943

11:26 p.m.; epicentre near Ottawa

September 5, 1944

12:40 a.m.; Richter 5.9; epicentre in Cornwall

1963

Richter 3

1965

Richter 6

December 3, 1979

Richter less than 2; epicentre in Burlington

January 21, 1980

1:30 a.m.; Richter 2; epicentre in East Hamilton

July 27, 1980

2:52 p.m.; Richter 5.1; epicentre in North Kentucky

October 4, 1983

Richter 3.5; epicentre in Burlington

October 7, 1983

6:20 a.m.; Richter 5.2; epicentre in New York State

January 31, 1986

11:46 a.m.; Richter 5.7; 20 seconds; epicenter near south shore Lake Erie

July 10, 1987

7:48 p.m.; Richter 5; epicentre in Lawrenceville, Illinois

July 23, 1987

5:30 a.m.; Richter 3.5; epicentre under Lake Ontario

November 25, 1988

6:48 p.m.; Richter 6.4; 30 seconds; epicentre in Eastern Quebec

August 5, 1989

5:08 p.m.; Richter 3.3; epicentre near west end Lake Ontario

Sept. 25, 1998

3:52 p.m.; Richter 5.4; 30 seconds; epicentre near the Ohio/Pennsylvania border, south of Lake Erie

Jan. 25, 2001

10:00 p.m.; Richter 4.4; several seconds; epicentre in Ashtabula, Ohio

Quake triggered by wastewater pumping

Jan. 20, 2008

6:56 a.m.; Richter 2; epicentre 5 km south-east of downtown core

These figures are extracted from the newspaper articles found in:

CF - Hamilton - Earthquakes and from references in the Where-to-Look. For further information, check these sources.

Note: Richter scale established in 1935

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