North Shore (Nova Scotia)

The North Shore is a region of Nova Scotia, Canada. Although it has no formal identity and is variously defined by geographic, county and other political boundaries, it is defined by Statistics Canada as an economic region, composed of Antigonish County, Colchester County, Cumberland County, Guysborough County, and Pictou County.

North Shore, Nova Scotia

Northern Nova Scotia
The North Shore region as defined by Statistics Canada
The North Shore region as defined by Statistics Canada
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
CountiesAntigonish County
Colchester County
Cumberland County
Guysborough County
Pictou County
 • Land16,254.41 km2 (6,275.86 sq mi)
 • Total151,264
 • Density9.3/km2 (24/sq mi)
 • Change 2011-16
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code(s)902


  1. ^ Statistics Canada Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and economic regions, 2011 and 2006 censuses - 100% data

Coordinates: 45°36′N 62°42′W / 45.6°N 62.7°W

Amet Sound

Amet Sound is a large body of water, an embayment of the Northumberland Strait, on the north shore Nova Scotia straddling Colchester and Pictou counties. It takes its name from Amet Island, a small island just beyond the mouth of the sound in Northumberland Strait. Because of its sheltered position, its bays and harbours are considered "safe haven" for yachts in the event of major storms.

Blomidon Formation

The Blomidon Formation is a unit of Upper Triassic (Norian–Rhaetian) sedimentary rocks, which outcrops in Nova Scotia. At outcrop they reach a maximum thickness of 365 metres (1,198 ft), but up to 1,168 metres (3,832 ft) has been proven from well data and a thickness of up to 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) has been inferred from seismic reflection data. It overlies the mainly Carnian Wolfville Formation and underlies the North Mountain Basalt. The type section is exposed between Cape Blomidon (45°17′43″N 64°19′55″W) and Paddy Island (45.197372°N 64.359411°W / 45.197372; -64.359411).

Extensional fault

An extensional fault is a

fault caused by stretching of the Earth's crust. Stretching reduces the thickness and horizontally extends portions of the crust and/or lithosphere. In most cases such a fault is also a normal fault, but may create a shallower dip usually associated with a thrust fault. Extensional faults are generally planar. If the stress field is oriented with the maximum stress perpendicular to the Earth's surface, extensional faults will create an initial dip of the associated beds of about 60° from the horizontal. The faults will typically extend down to the base of the seismogenic layer. As crustal stretching continues, the faults will rotate, resulting in steeply-dipping fault blocks between them.

North Shore, Cumberland County

North Shore is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Cumberland County .

North Shore, Nova Scotia

North Shore, Nova Scotia may refer to the following regions and/or communities:

North Shore, an economic region of Nova Scotia

North Shore in Cumberland County

North Shore in Victoria County

North Shore, Victoria, Nova Scotia

North Shore is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Victoria County on Cape Breton Island.

Outline of Nova Scotia

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Nova Scotia:

Nova Scotia – meaning New Scotland in Latin, is the second-smallest province in Canada. It is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces, with its mainland territory consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, in addition to over 3,800 coastal islands, the largest one being Cape Breton Island.

Tilted block faulting

Tilted block faulting, also called rotational block faulting, is a mode of structural evolution in extensional tectonic events, a result of tectonic plates stretching apart. When the upper lithospheric crust experiences extensional pressures, the brittle crust fractures, creating detachment faults. These normal faults express themselves on a regional scale; upper crust fractures into tilted fault blocks, and ductile lower crust ascends. This results in uplift, cooling, and exhumation of ductily deformed deeper crust. The large unit of tilted blocks and associated crust can help form an integral part of metamorphic core complexes and can occur on both continental and oceanic crust.

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