Nova Scotians are still talking about the earthquake that struck Halifax Thursday afternoon. The epicentre of the 2.6 magnitude quake was just 20 km from the Halifax downtown and was felt for a wide area. A 2.1 magnitude aftershock was felt a short while later.
It may surprise some to know that an earthquake struck near the Labrador West border earlier in the week. Earthquakes Canada, a division of Natural Resources Canada, says a 2.1 magnitude quake struck on January 10th approximately 117 km west of Schefferville in Quebec. Because of it’s remote location, it was not reported to be felt.
The most devastating quake ever experienced in Newfoundland and Labrador was one that struck the southern Grand Banks on November 18th, 1929. It triggered a devestating Tsunami that killed 28 people on the Burin Peninsula, and caused widespread damage.