Magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits British Columbia

Magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits British Columbia

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit Canada’s Pacific Coast in Haida Gwaii, Queen Charlotte Island.

The 7.7 quake, which struck at 8:04 pm (PST), was centered 198 kilometres south-southwest of Prince Rupert at a depth of 10 km.

Four minutes later, an aftershock of 5.8 magnitude was recorded 226 kilometres southwest of Prince Rupert. A 3rd aftershock of 4.6 magnitude in the Queen Charlotte region at 8:52 pm (PST).

Google Public Alerts:

Tsunami Warning for AK, British Columbia, US East Coast and US West Coast

A tsunami Warning is now in effect which includes the coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska from the north tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Cape Decision, Alaska (85 miles SE of Sitka). – Event details: Preliminary magnitude 7.1 (Mwp) earthquake / Lat: 52.863, Lon: -131.942 at 2012-10-28T03:04:11Z Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant widespread inundation is expected, or occurring. Warnings indicate that widespread dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful currents is possible and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.

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