232: Washed Away: The 1929 Newfoundland Tsunami

Epidsode 232: The strongest earthquake ever recorded in eastern Canada, measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale, occurred at 5:02pm Newfoundland time on the 18 of November in 1929. It was felt as far west as Ottawa and as far south as New York City. The quake, centred around 250 km south of Newfoundland along the southern edge of the Grand Banks caused a massive sub-ocean landslide. Two and a half hours after the quake a series of tsunami waves smashed into Newfoundland’s isolated Burin Peninsula devastating property, upending the fishery and causing 28 deaths.


The Tsunami of 1929

The 1929 Magnitude 7.2 “Grand Banks” earthquake and tsunami

1883 Rossi-Forel Scale of Earthquake Intensity

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