|Baffin Bay Earthquake - November 20, 1933|
The 1933 Baffin Bay earthquake was a 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Greenland
and Nunavut, and Canada at 6:21 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 20, 1933.
The main shock epicenter was located in Baffin Bay on the east coast of Baffin Island.
The shaking associated with this earthquake was only felt at the small town of Upernavik,
Greenland. The 1933 Baffin Bay earthquake is the largest recorded earthquake to strike the
passive margin of North America and is the largest known earthquake north of the Arctic Circle.
No damage was reported during this earthquake because of its offshore location
and the small population of the nearby onshore communities.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Monday, November 20, 1933
Daddy took us girls to school. I went to dentist in evening. Had tooth filled. Mrs. Raifert came over. I stayed all night with her.