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Other Geological Events Table

Other Geological Events
Brooms Bottom, Bay of Islands
21 Feb 1908
Deaths:0
Injuries:0
Meteor
Meteor came out of the western sky, and descended in the direction of Brooms Bottom, leaving a long fiery trail behind it. May have been the cause of the forest fire between Brooms Bottom and Lark Harbour.
Cape St. John-Gull Island, Notre Dame Bay
15 May 1916
Deaths:0
Injuries:0
Earthquake
Felt at light station, dishes thrown about.
Conception Bay
05 Jan 1956
Deaths:0
Injuries:0
Earthquake/Tremors
Tremors and a rumbling like thunder was reported by the villages along the shores of Conception and Trinity bays. The shock was felt at 11:20 a.m. and lasted for 1.5 minutes. Dishes rattled, stoves and shelves trembled.
Corner Brook
18 Nov 1929
Deaths:0
Injuries:0
Earthquake
First slight tremor at 5 p.m. 7 minutes later a second stronger tremor lasted 50 seconds. Sounded like a fast speeding motor. Rattled dishes and broke windows. Telephone poles swayed. Triggered Grand Banks landslide.
Doyles, southwest coast
06 May 1916
Deaths:0
Injuries:0
Meteor
Meteor reported at Doyles travelling north across valley.
Grand Falls
02 Feb 1969
Deaths:0
Injuries:0
Earthquake/Tremors
Grand Falls experienced slight tremors at about 1:25 a.m. The shock lasted about 25-40 seconds. Minor damage reported; cracked basements and foundered wells. No injuries reported.
Hopedale, Labrador
30 Nov 1836
Deaths:0
Injuries:0
Earthquake
Tremors felt. Another tremor felt at Hebron in 1857.
Labrador Coast
21 Jan 1809
Deaths:0
Injuries:0
Earthquake
Affected Land elevations. Changed 3 - 4.6 m in some areas.
Lomond, west coast
18 Feb 1925
Deaths:0
Injuries:0
Earthquake
Felt at 10:55 p.m. Lasted about 10 seconds. Centre was in St. Lawrence area, Qu´bec.
South Coast
11 Apr 1940
Deaths:0
Injuries:0
Earthquake
Residents roused by earth tremor. Earthquake felt at Rencontre West and Francois, but no damage reported.
St. David's, west coast
26 Dec 1985
Deaths:0
Injuries:0
Sinkhole
Driveway of Mr. Charlie Snow collapsed into an underground cavern. A hole 2-3 m in diameter and 6-7 m deep was formed. About 20 years previous a larger hole appeared in the middle of the road passing through St. David's.
St. John's
23 Jul 1890
Deaths:0
Injuries:0
Earthquake
At Signal Hill. Felt by blockhouse guard M. Cantwell.

Reproduced by permission of M. Batterson, D.G.E. Liverman, J. Ryan and D. Taylor, The Assessment of Geological Hazards and Disasters in Newfoundland: An Update. (St. John's: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey, © 1999). Map adapted by Don Walsh and Tina Riche, 2000.

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