1997 Cap-Rouge Earthquake

Edited by Dismas Reinald Apostolis

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1997 Cap-Rouge earthquake was a magnitude 5.2 earthquake that struck southern Quebec, Canada on November 5, 1997 at 9:34 PM EST. It was felt in southern Quebec, eastern Ontario, and parts of New England, United States. A total of 17 aftershocks were recorded. List of earthquakes in Canada, Saint Lawrence rift system, The expression Richter magnitude scale refers to a number of ways to assign a single number to quantify the energy contained in an earthquake. In all cases, the magnitude is a base-10 logarithmic scale obtained by calculating the logarithm of the amplitude of waves measured by a seismograph. An earthquake that measures 5.0 on the Richter scale has a shaking amplitude 10 times larger than one that measures 4.0.