Why are there no Tsunamis in Canada?

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  • bw022
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    7 years ago
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    There are. Port Alberni has two in 1964. They just are not terribly common major fault lines are inland or along the Alaskan coast. It takes a rather large one for them to reach Canada -- and even then most population centers are inland or shielded by Vancouver Island. No major fault lines along the east coast and the far north is not seismically active nor populated.

  • 7 years ago

    There's a subduction zone off the coast of Washington State (USA) associated with really big earthquakes and tsunamis at infrequent intervals. For example, the Cascadia earthquake of 1700. That created a huge tsunami along the west coast of North America, from Alaska to Mexico. Then there was the earthquake that hit New Amsterdam in the early 1600s (since renamed New York City). The earthquake was felt in Brazil, did property damage in Europe, and devastated eastern Canada. I don't know if it caused a tsunami, but it might have.

  • 7 years ago

    where are they going to come from? Japan gets them because they're right on the fault line...there are no fault lines in the north pacific or north Atlantic

  • 7 years ago

    Because of its geographical position.

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