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The 1663 Charlevoix earthquake was a major earthquake that struck the entire eastern part of North America at 5:30 p.m. on February 5, 1663. The main shock epicenter is suggested to have occurred in the Saint Lawrence Rivermarker and along the Saint-Maurice River.

Great landslides along the Saint Lawrence, Saint-Maurice, and Batiscan Rivers made these rivers muddy after the shock. The earthquake was felt sharply in New Englandmarker. On the shores of Massachusetts Baymarker, the tops of chimneys were broken on houses and pewter was jarred from shelves.

See also


  1. Natural Resources Canada: The Charlevoix earthquake of 1663
  2. USGS: Today in Earthquake History

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