Largest earthquakes in or near Quebec on record since 1900

Updated 15 Feb 2021 15:00 GMT -
Since 1900, Quebec has had 2 quakes of magnitude 6.0 or above, 11 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, and 87 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0.
Biggest quake: 6.3 quake 9.7 km west of Saint-Pascal, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada, 1 March 1925 02:19 GMT
Most recent quake: 4.7 quake 80 km ESE of Hopedale, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 4 Nov 2020 5:35 am (GMT -4)
...Read More
Filter by magnitude:
all
4.0+
5.0+
6.0+
Filter by age:
all
1y
3y
5y
10y
30y
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
Show quakes!
all
4.0+
5.0+
6.0+
Showing quakessince 1900, magnitude 4 or higher (100 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
1 Mar 1925 02:19:18 GMT
6.3

15 km
(0 km)9.7 km west of Saint-Pascal, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
25 Dec 1989 14:24:32 GMT
6.0

5.1 km
(0 km)Quebec, Canada MoreMap
25 Nov 1988 23:46:04 GMT
5.9

29 km
(0 km)34 km south of Saguenay, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
9 Jan 1982 12:53:51 GMT
5.7

10.1 km
(0 km)88 km west of Miramichi, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada MoreMap
1 Nov 1935 06:03:35 GMT
5.6

1 km
(0 km)Quebec, 69 km northeast of North Bay, Nipissing District, Canada West MoreMap
23 Jun 2010 17:41:42 GMT
5.4

19 km
(0 km)30 km northeast of Val-des-Monts, Outaouais, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
11 Jan 1982 21:41:07 GMT
5.4

7 km
(0 km)88 km west of Miramichi, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada MoreMap
16 Mar 1989 04:17:28 GMT
5.2

10 km
(0 km)Hudson Strait, Canada MoreMap
Fri, 17 May 2013 09:43 (America/Montreal) (17 May 2013 13:43:22 GMT)
5.1

13 km
(2540 km)59 km northwest of Gatineau, Outaouais, Quebec, Canada 946 reportsMoreMap
25 Dec 1989 04:25:51 GMT
5.1

10 km
(0 km)Quebec, Canada MoreMap
9 Jan 1982 16:36:42 GMT
5.1

6 km
(0 km)87 km west of Miramichi, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada MoreMap
21 Mar 1904 06:04:00 GMT
5.1
(0 km)2.7 mi southeast of Charlotte, Washington County, Maine, USA MoreMap
31 Mar 1982 21:02:20 GMT
5.0

5 km
(0 km)83 km west of Miramichi, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada MoreMap
6 Mar 2005 06:17:49 GMT
4.9

13 km
(0 km)16 km southwest of Rivière-du-Loup, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
28 Jan 1988 08:38:28 GMT
4.9

18 km
(0 km)Gulf of Saint Lawrence, 43 km north of Bathurst, Gloucester County, New Brunswick, Canada MoreMap
29 Jul 1999 12:50:56 GMT
4.8

10 km
(0 km)Davis Strait, Canada MoreMap
6 Nov 1997 02:34:33 GMT
4.8

23 km
(0 km)10.4 km south of La Haute-Saint-Charles, Capitale-Nationale, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
28 Oct 1997 11:44:18 GMT
4.8

12 km
(0 km)33 km southwest of Rivière-du-Loup, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
14 Mar 1989 19:42:06 GMT
4.8

10 km
(0 km)Davis Strait, Canada MoreMap
24 Aug 1981 11:20:33 GMT
4.8

10 km
(0 km)Davis Strait, Canada MoreMap
15 Jun 1973 01:09:04 GMT
4.8

12 km
(0 km)78 km east of Sherbrooke, Estrie, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
4 Nov 2020 5:35 am (GMT -4) (4 Nov 2020 09:35:23 GMT)
4.7

18 km
(1823 km)80 km ESE of Hopedale, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 4 reportsMoreMap
1 Jan 2000 11:22:57 GMT
4.7

18 km
(0 km)Quebec, 76 km northeast of North Bay, Nipissing District, Canada West MoreMap
20 Apr 1986 09:59:57 GMT
4.7

10 km
(0 km)Labrador Sea, Canada MoreMap
16 Jun 1982 11:43:30 GMT
4.7

5 km
(0 km)117 km north of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada MoreMap
6 Apr 1981 20:29:55 GMT
4.7

10 km
(0 km)Davis Strait, Canada MoreMap
25 Jul 2005 10:12:29 GMT
4.6

18 km
(0 km)Davis Strait, Canada MoreMap
19 Oct 1990 07:01:57 GMT
4.6

13 km
(0 km)11 km southwest of Mont-Laurier, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
19 Aug 1979 22:49:31 GMT
4.6

18 km
(0 km)37 km southwest of Rivière-du-Loup, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
4 Nov 2020 2:52 am (GMT -4) (4 Nov 2020 06:52:16 GMT)
4.5

18 km
(1845 km)90 km ESE of Hopedale, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 4 reportsMoreMap
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 00:19 (America/Montreal) (10 Oct 2012 04:19:28 GMT)
4.5

27 km
(2775 km)15 km east of Repentigny, Lanaudière, Quebec, Canada 68 reportsMoreMap
5 Jun 2002 20:17:37 GMT
4.5

18 km
(0 km)Northern Quebec, Canada MoreMap
14 Mar 1996 10:42:26 GMT
4.5

18 km
(0 km)40 km northwest of Saint-Jérôme, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
16 Jun 1991 16:46:53 GMT
4.5

18 km
(0 km)Quebec, 193 km northwest of Ottawa, Canada West MoreMap
17 Jan 1983 19:35:51 GMT
4.5

18 km
(0 km)86 km east of Baie-Comeau, Côte-Nord, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
28 Dec 1947 19:58:18 GMT
4.5
(0 km)18 mi northeast of Wellington, Piscataquis County, Maine, USA MoreMap
5 Sep 1944 08:51:06 GMT
4.5

1 km
(0 km)Franklin County, New York, USA, 3.9 mi east of Cornwall, Canada West MoreMap
Saturday, September 21, 2013 10:48:23 (21 Sep 2013 14:48:23 GMT)
4.4

5 km
(2262 km)50 km southeast of Sept-Îles, Côte-Nord, Quebec, Canada 3 reportsMoreMap
Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:46 (America/Montreal) (12 Dec 2012 17:46:06 GMT)
4.4

5.3 km
(2589 km)17 km northeast of La Malbaie, Capitale-Nationale, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
Sun, 8 Jul 2012 08:13 (America/Goose_Bay) (8 Jul 2012 11:13:38 GMT)
4.4

18 km
(2527 km)145 km south of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Division No. 10, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada MoreMap
16 Mar 1999 12:50:48 GMT
4.4

18 km
(0 km)66 km south of Sept-Îles, Côte-Nord, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
17 May 1991 18:08:47 GMT
4.4

18 km
(0 km)Canada West, 63 km west of Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
11 Mar 1989 08:31:52 GMT
4.4

18 km
(0 km)30 km southwest of Rivière-du-Loup, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
10 Feb 1989 01:04:24 GMT
4.4

18 km
(0 km)124 km east of Sept-Îles, Côte-Nord, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
12 Feb 1983 18:19:06 GMT
4.4

10 km
(0 km)Davis Strait, Canada MoreMap
23 Oct 1975 21:17:46 GMT
4.4

3 km
(0 km)77 km northwest of Baie-Comeau, Côte-Nord, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
3 Feb 2020 17:58:50 GMT
4.3

18 km
(1906 km)183 km north of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Division No. 10, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada MoreMap
16 Jan 2015 13:05:28 GMT
4.3

18 km
(2328 km)40 km northwest of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada 1 reportMoreMap
15 Jul 2005 19:18:29 GMT
4.3

18 km
(0 km)Davis Strait, Canada MoreMap
3 Jan 2004 02:15:06 GMT
4.3

10 km
(0 km)Davis Strait, Canada MoreMap
25 Dec 1993 16:44:22 GMT
4.3

18 km
(0 km)9.5 km southwest of Mont-Laurier, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
23 Nov 1988 09:11:27 GMT
4.3

28 km
(0 km)33 km south of Saguenay, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
12 Oct 1973 03:54:28 GMT
4.3

33 km
(0 km)Davis Strait, Canada MoreMap
28 Dec 2017 08:51:12 GMT
4.2

18 km
(2585 km)92 km northwest of Mont-Laurier, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada 1 reportMoreMap
3 Jan 2014 00:07:33 GMT
4.2

18 km
(1811 km)Davis Strait, 527 km southeast of Iqaluit, Baffin Region, Nunavut, Canada MoreMap
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 03:55 (America/Montreal) (27 Nov 2012 07:55:56 GMT)
4.2

18 km
(2382 km)13 km east of Matane, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
Tue, 6 Nov 2012 05:05 (America/Toronto) (6 Nov 2012 09:05:27 GMT)
4.2

18 km
(2668 km)2 km east of Hawkesbury, Prescott and Russell United Counties, Canada West MoreMap
25 Jul 2011 13:11:47 GMT
4.2

18 km
(0 km)304 km southeast of Iqaluit, Baffin Region, Nunavut, Canada MoreMap
12 Oct 2003 08:26:07 GMT
4.2

18 km
(0 km)Quebec, 185 km north of Ottawa, Canada West MoreMap
24 Mar 2001 11:57:18 GMT
4.2

18 km
(0 km)Gulf of Saint Lawrence, 30 km southeast of Havre-St-Pierre, Côte-Nord, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
12 Jul 2000 15:01:49 GMT
4.2

10 km
(0 km)79 km north of Quebec, Capitale-Nationale, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
31 Oct 1999 20:14:10 GMT
4.2

18 km
(0 km)26 km west of Saint-Jérôme, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
14 Jul 1997 23:41:59 GMT
4.2

18 km
(0 km)Quebec, Canada MoreMap
24 May 1997 18:52:06 GMT
4.2

10 km
(0 km)39 km northwest of Saint-Jérôme, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
31 Dec 1990 03:53:58 GMT
4.2

18 km
(0 km)23 km northeast of La Tuque, Mauricie, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
19 Sep 1986 15:53:01 GMT
4.2

22 km
(0 km)85 km northeast of Lévis, Chaudière-Appalaches, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
11 Oct 1983 04:10:55 GMT
4.2

15 km
(0 km)Ottawa Division, 23 km south of Ottawa, Canada West MoreMap
12 Jul 1975 12:37:15 GMT
4.2

33 km
(0 km)Quebec, 127 km north of Ottawa, Canada West MoreMap
20 Oct 2016 17:49:45 GMT
4.1

18 km
(1872 km)Davis Strait, 390 km southeast of Iqaluit, Baffin Region, Nunavut, Canada MoreMap
11 Nov 2014 19:24:24 GMT
4.1

18 km
(1780 km)Davis Strait, Canada, 512 km southwest of Nuuk, Sermersooq, Greenland MoreMap
Fri, 17 May 2013 08:53 (America/Montreal) (17 May 2013 13:53:55 GMT)
4.1

18 km
(2541 km)58 km northwest of Gatineau, Outaouais, Quebec, Canada 27 reportsMoreMap
1 Oct 2007 16:42:08 GMT
4.1

18 km
(0 km)132 km southeast of Val-d'Or, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
13 Jun 2003 11:34:40 GMT
4.1

11 km
(0 km)43 km west of Rivière-du-Loup, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
20 Jan 2002 14:11:55 GMT
4.1

30 km
(0 km)92 km east of Baie-Comeau, Côte-Nord, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
15 Sep 2001 15:14:43 GMT
4.1

5 km
(0 km)Ungava Peninsula, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
22 Oct 1998 09:43:35 GMT
4.1

18 km
(0 km)93 km east of Baie-Comeau, Côte-Nord, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
18 Apr 1998 16:22:52 GMT
4.1

18 km
(0 km)58 km east of Ottawa, Canada West MoreMap
25 Sep 1994 00:53:28 GMT
4.1

17 km
(0 km)32 km west of Rivière-du-Loup, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
15 Nov 1990 13:47:15 GMT
4.1

18 km
(0 km)Quebec, 195 km north of Ottawa, Canada West MoreMap
26 Nov 1988 03:38:08 GMT
4.1

26 km
(0 km)35 km southwest of Saguenay, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
17 Oct 1986 14:47:59 GMT
4.1

5 km
(0 km)83 km west of Miramichi, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada MoreMap
16 May 1983 02:01:57 GMT
4.1

10 km
(0 km)32 km southwest of Rivière-du-Loup, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
13 May 1983 23:40:57 GMT
4.1

5 km
(0 km)83 km west of Miramichi, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada MoreMap
2 Apr 1982 13:50:11 GMT
4.1

5 km
(0 km)83 km west of Miramichi, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada MoreMap
18 Feb 1978 14:48:25 GMT
4.1

7 km
(0 km)64 km north of Saint-Jérôme, Laurentides, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
8 Aug 1977 23:08:41 GMT
4.1

18 km
(0 km)Rivière-Pentecôte, , 78 km southwest of Sept-Îles, Canada MoreMap
8 Aug 1977 23:06:12 GMT
4.1

18 km
(0 km)Rivière-Pentecôte, , 77 km southwest of Sept-Îles, Canada MoreMap
2 Feb 2020 20:05:32 GMT
4.0

10 km
(2437 km)QC, 87 km southwest of Val-d'Or (Vallée-de-l'Or), Quebec, Canada 5 reportsMoreMap
5 Mar 2014 13:50:52 GMT
4.0

18 km
(1824 km)Davis Strait, Canada, 529 km southwest of Nuuk, Sermersooq, Greenland MoreMap
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:16 (America/Montreal) (11 Jul 2013 20:16:07 GMT)
4.0

15 km
(2604 km)19 km northeast of La Malbaie, Capitale-Nationale, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
24 Feb 2012 22:47:22 GMT
4.0

1.4 km
(0 km)6.9 km southwest of La Malbaie, Capitale-Nationale, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
2 Oct 2011 08:22:53 GMT
4.0

26 km
(0 km)192 km northeast of Sept-Îles, Côte-Nord, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
22 Mar 2006 22:16:12 GMT
4.0

18 km
(0 km)Quebec, Canada MoreMap
25 Feb 2006 01:39:22 GMT
4.0

10.6 km
(0 km)Quebec, 11 km northeast of Clarence-Rockland, Canada MoreMap
23 Jul 2002 02:08:59 GMT
4.0

18 km
(0 km)79 km southwest of Sept-Îles, Côte-Nord, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
6 Aug 2000 08:52:24 GMT
4.0

18 km
(0 km)97 km northeast of Gatineau, Outaouais, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
15 Jul 1998 07:08:04 GMT
4.0

5 km
(0 km)84 km west of Miramichi, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada MoreMap
17 Nov 1992 03:58:00 GMT
4.0

18 km
(0 km)Quebec, 76 km northeast of Ottawa, Canada West MoreMap
21 Mar 1991 04:10:59 GMT
4.0

18 km
(0 km)58 km south of Sept-Îles, Côte-Nord, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
5 Jan 1990 12:01:43 GMT
4.0

10 km
(0 km)Ungava Peninsula, Quebec, Canada MoreMap
Depth and magnitude of quakes versus time plot
Earthquake depth plot
Interactive map
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3.8 x 1014 joules (106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 91200 tons of TNT or 5.7 atomic bombs!) More info

Earthquake archive

Look up past earthquakes:
Look up quakes!
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | About us || Français | Deutsch
Follow us:
Follow us on facebookFollow us on TwitterVisit our Youtube channel