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Ottawa and Gatineau on Ottawa River, Canada

45.4N 75.6W

October 23rd, 2011 Category: Rivers

Canada - October 23rd, 2011

Ottawa is the capital of Canada, the second largest city in the Province of Ontario, and the fourth largest city in the country.The city is located on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec, located on the north bank of the Ottawa River; together they form the National Capital Region (NCR).

Located on a major, yet mostly dormant fault line, Ottawa is occasionally struck by earthquakes. Examples include a magnitude 5.2 earthquake on January 1, 2000, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake on February 24, 2006, a magnitude 5.0 earthquake on June 23, 2010.

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