Washed Away: The 1929 Newfoundland Tsunami
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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. Sources: The Tsunami of 1929 The 1929 Magnitude 7.2 “Grand Banks” earthquake and tsunami 1883 Rossi-Forel Scale of Earthquake Intensity Report a felt earthquake View of The Newfoundland Tsunami of November 18, 1929: An Examination of the Twenty-eight Deaths of the “South Coast Disaster” | Newfoundland & Labrador Studies 90 years later, a tsunami in southern Newfoundland still brings vivid memories | CBC News A disastrous tsunami’s lethal legacy in Newfoundland - Macleans.ca 1929 Grand Banks earthquake - Wikipedia The Wake by Linden MacIntyre - Ebook | Scribd Newfoundland Tsunami - Water - SOS! Canadian Disasters - Library and Archives Canada CBC News Indepth: The South Shore disaster: Newfoundland’s Tsunami GEOSCAN Search Results: Fastlink Get prepared for an earthquake - Province of British Columbia THE ASSESSMENT OF GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS IN NEWFOUNDLAND: AN UPDATE Dominion of Newfoundland - Wikipedia Newfoundland and Labrador - Wikipedia Welcome to Newfoundland and Labrador - Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada History of Nova Scotia, Jan 1920 - Dec 1939 Get prepared for an earthquake - Province of British Columbia Surviving A Tsunami—Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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