2020 Montreal Earthquake

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Template:Infobox earthquake The January 13, 2020, Montreal Earthquake occurred with a moment magnitude of 3.4 along the Canada-US Border.[1] The earthquake had a magnitude 4.0[2] on the Nuttli scale, a version of the Richter scale used in eastern North America.[3] No injuries or property damage were reported,[1][2] as expected with a small earthquake.[2]

The strongest earthquake to hit Montreal was in 1732 with a Richter scale of 5.8.[4]

The Insurance Bureau of Canada estimated in 2013 that an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 along the St-Lawrence fault line would cause $CAD 60 billion in damage.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named CTVnews
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Earthquake Details (2020-01-13)". Natural Resources Canada. Government of Canada. http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/recent/2020/20200113.1037/index-en.php. 
  3. "Frequently Asked Questions about Earthquakes (FAQ)". Natural Resources Canada. Government of Canada. 12 August 2011. http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/info-gen/faq-eng.php#ml_and_mn. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
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  5. Hanes, Allison (13 January 2020). "Is Montreal ready for the Big One?" (in en). https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/hanes-is-montreal-ready-for-the-big-one.