Earthquake Zones

There is a peaceful place in this world, where no earthquakes strike and where no person has to fear earthquakes. 

The Canadian shield!

What it is

The Canadian shield is the largest sub-region in the northern area. It is 4.8 billion km square and is located under many places, such as, Northeast Alberta, Northern Saskatchewan, Northern Manitoba, Southern N.W.T, Ontario, Quebec, Labrador, Minnesota, Northern Wisconsin and Northern Michigan. 

Where it is

You can find the Canadian Shield using longitude and latitude. The most southern point is 89W 44N, the most Northern is 105W, 57N, the most western point is 115W 57N and the most Eastern point is 57W and 51N.


Since the Canadian shield is so big it is difficult to identify the exact climate because it varies a lot. In the southern part of the shield, such as Ontario, the climate is seasonal. In the winter, the temperature is usually -18C while in the summer it various at about 25C. The average summer temperature in the Northern part of the Shield is -35C in the winter and is about 15C. This makes it even more of a good place to live in because it is never way too hot or way too cold (to live in) and because it is completely earthquake proof.


The Canadian shield has two forms in which most of the land looks like the surface of igneous rock and coniferous forests. The elevation is about 500m above sea level. The reason for the rocky surface of the Canadian shield is because billions of years ago there were mountains. Through water, freeze thaw, and fluvial erosions, the mountains have become a hard rocky landscape. The Southern part is mostly of forests and the Northern part is mostly frozen rocky tundra.


The vegetation in the Canadian shield is mainly  forests. In the southern area, the trees are closer together and somewhat larger. In the northern area, the trees are smaller and are less dense. There is only one part of the Shield that does not trees. This is in the frozen and cold tundra.


The Canadian shield is a great place to live, with all the trees and no earthquakes. Living there would cost much less than living in a more earthquake prone area. In conclusion, if you ever have a chance to inhabit this wonderful place you should not even think about it but immediately say yes!

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