- Earthquake of 1663
- Known in Canadian history as the "Great Earthquake." The most extravagant accounts have come down as to the circumstances attending this earthquake, but it was undoubtedly the most serious disturbance of the earth's crust, in Canadian territory, of which we have any record. It affected chiefly the valley of the St. Lawrence from Montreal to the gulf, a region more susceptible to seismic disturbance than any other in Eastern Canada. Kingsford cites contemporary reports of similar phenomena in 1638 and 1766.Index: F Described by Avaugour, 46-47. L Lalemant's account of, 42-45; Marie de l'Incarnation on, 45; conversions resulting from, 45-46.Bib.: Charlevoix, Histoire de la Nouvelle France; Lalemant, Relation, 1663; Ragueneau, Vie de Catherine de St. Augustin; Marie de l'Incarnation, Lettres; Parkman, Old Régime; Kingsford, History of Canada.
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