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6.7 Quake - Vancouver Island, CA

 
 
Reply Fri 9 Sep, 2011 02:33 pm
Will post more details in a few minutes.

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6.7 Mw - VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude6.7 Mw
Date-Time9 Sep 2011 19:41:35 UTC
9 Sep 2011 12:41:35 near epicenter
9 Sep 2011 13:41:35 standard time in your timezone

Location49.474N 126.974W
Depth25 km
Distances138 km (86 miles) WSW (246 degrees) of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
140 km (87 miles) SSE (164 degrees) of Port Hardy, BC, Canada
212 km (132 miles) NW (306 degrees) of Neah Bay, WA
279 km (173 miles) W (276 degrees) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada[img][/img]
 
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 9 Sep, 2011 02:35 pm
@Butrflynet,
ctvbc.ca

Updated: Fri. Sep. 9 2011 4:23 PM ET

A 6.7- magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of B.C. Friday afternoon, and some people in Metro Vancouver say they could feel the tremors.

The quake hit about 279 kilometres west of Vancouver at a depth of 23 kilometres around 12:41 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Service. A map of the event puts it just off the coast of Vancouver Island,


Some people living and working in downtown Vancouver took to Twitter immediately after the quake to say they felt a small shake. British Columbians have reported feeling movement close to the epicentre in Port Hardy and Parksville, as well as on the mainland from Delta to Mission and up to Squamish.


People as far away as Kelowna and San Francisco have reported feeling the effects of the quake.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says there is no threat of a "destructive widespread tsunami," but adds that smaller local tsunamis are possible within 100 kilometres of the epicentre.


Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 9 Sep, 2011 02:37 pm
Been downgraded to 6.4.

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck off the coast of British Columbia, the U.S. Geographical Survey says.

The quake struck at 12:41 p.m. Friday at depth of 16.1 miles about 173 miles west of Vancouver, and was felt as far south as Seattle. It was earlier reported as a magnitude 6.7.

"I was on the beach and the time and it felt like the beach turned into a water bed," said Perry Schmunk, general manager of Long Beach Lodge Resort, about five miles south of Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island. "There was considerable shaking here."

Schmunk said it felt like the quake lasted about a minute, but he was not aware of any damage that it caused. It did not knock things off the shelves at the resort, he said.

There were no immediate reports of damage in Tofino.

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 9 Sep, 2011 02:38 pm
@Butrflynet,
Wow, Hamilton sure made a quick impression on Vancouver.
Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 9 Sep, 2011 02:40 pm
My cousin just facebooked that she fell off her chair... She lives just outside Campbell river.
She's a bit of a klutz though.. Laughing
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 9 Sep, 2011 03:25 pm
@ehBeth,
(Started this before Ceili's response)

apparently hamilton didn't understand Lobo, he clearly states he" 'bout fell out of" his chair. Seems hamilton saw his new English teacher and did fall out of his chair.

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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 9 Sep, 2011 03:28 pm
http://www.vancouversun.com/Earthquake+Vancouver+Island+shakes+Metro+Vancouver+other+parts/5378684/story.html

Quote:
The epicenter was located 135 kilometers south-southeast of the town of Port Hardy on the island, the U.S. Geological Survey said in its assessment.

The USGS reported it was at a depth of 23 kilometres, revising its original assessment that it was only two kilometres below the surface.



Quote:
A geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey said damage in many B.C. regions would be likely.

"It's been felt pretty widely — we have reports of it being felt in Vancouver, Victoria and even in Seattle," said Paul Caruso.

"We don't have any reports of damage yet, but we would probably expect to see some damage — especially for anybody living on the central-west coast of Vancouver Island."

There were no immediate signs of damage in downtown Vancouver. In the Vancouver Sun newsroom, lights swayed for a half-minute when the quake struck.

The earthquake shook buildings in the tiny Vancouver Island community of Zeballos, but there appeared to be no damage and there were no injuries.

The power went down but came back quickly, said Arlene Coburn, a 38-year resident of the remote west coast community.

Coburn was at the school when the earthquake hit. She said that it felt like the whole building was going to topple over, but nothing fell off the walls. "One big one, and a little tremor, and that was it," she said. "It gave [the school] a good sway."

The 60 or so children that attend the Zeballos Elementary Secondary School were ushered out and across a bridge, a measure used when there's a concern of a Tsunami, said Coburn, a part-time janitor at the school.

Arlene's husband Geoff said there were no injuries and no damage as far as he knew in the community of about 200 people. "There was no cause for panic," said Geoff.

The aboriginal community of Kyuquot on the outer west coast of Vancouver Island was shaken up as well, but there also appeared to be no structural damage and no injuries.

Jordan Lee, who manages the community's housing and water works, said he was talking to one of his crew members when the earthquake hit, causing a nearby work truck to shake. Two 70-foot mobile homes also really shook, said Lee. "Everybody in the community came out the doors."

A key concern was the danger of a Tsunami but no warning was issued, said Lee, noting the community has a plan to run to higher ground if a warning is issued.

The earthquake had a similar impact on the Village of Tahsis, shaking buildings but appearing to cause no damage. There were no injuries in the community of 300, said Sharon Taporowski, who works for the village.

The earthquake only lasted several seconds, coming in two quick waves, she said.

Brent Ward, a professor in Simon Fraser University's department of earth sciences, said people were more likely to feel the quake if they were in tall buildings because of the sway. He said this is one of the biggest quakes experienced on the west coast, with the last one in Washington. "6.7 (the quake's originally estimated magnitude) is nothing to sneeze at," he said. "You think of the earthquake in Haiti and it was about the same but it was shallow."

Ward said it's doubtful the quake will lead to a tsunami risk because it's too deep. He said the quake likely originated from stress built up due to the oceanic Juan de Fuca plate subducting under the North American plate.

The quake created a slight rattling as far away as Seattle, Washington, but police in the U.S. city said there were no reports of damage. The list of cities where the quake was felt includes San Francisco and Edmonton



Quote:
Regardless, he said some residents will be directly effected by the earthquake.

"People might experience — if they're near the epicentre on the west coast of the island — they might have some damage, with things falling off shelves and cracked foundations," Caruso said. "As far as the mainland, we would probably expect to see very minor damage. People would probably see their chandeliers swinging back and forth and feeling a little bit of shaking."

TransLink spokesman Drew Snider said staff in Metrotower II in Burnaby experienced about three minutes of swaying and clanging blinds on the upper floors of the tower.

According to the Victoria Times Colonist, the largest quake in recent memory was the 6.8-magnitude Nisqually earthquake southwest of Seattle, Washington in February 2001.

Only the ninth earthquake in this area in 125 years measuring over magnitude 6, it cracked the dome of the Capitol building in Olympia, Washington, damaging the control tower at Sea-Tac airport and shook bricks off chimneys in Victoria.

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Reyn
 
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Reply Fri 9 Sep, 2011 05:22 pm
@Butrflynet,
I'm in the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford) and I didn't notice anything here.
Reyn
 
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Reply Fri 9 Sep, 2011 08:28 pm
@Reyn,
CKNW listeners felt the quake

Vancouver CKNW AM980
9/9/2011

From the Northern Gulf Islands to Kelowna, people are calling CKNW to say they felt the quake.

"We're on Lasqueti Island, which is a little bit east of Denman Island. I looked at Rose, my wife, and i said, 'hey, we got to get out of the house... and i really meant it, because it was rattling that hard at our place."

"I was on the 17th floor of the bBurrard Building at Burrard and Georgia. The building was swaying, the blinds were all swaying back and forth. There's no damage or anything."

" I felt it in port coquitlam at 12:43... it was a very slight tremor, i was sitting on the couch..........."

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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 9 Sep, 2011 08:34 pm
@Reyn,
It was at a deep depth, so folks lucked out in that it wasn't as destructive as it could have been. Over on my quake topic I posted some geologic info that explains which faults and plates it occurred.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 25 Sep, 2011 09:57 pm
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5.3 Mb - NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, CANADA
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 5.3 Mb
Date-Time

26 Sep 2011 01:02:57 UTC
25 Sep 2011 19:02:57 near epicenter
25 Sep 2011 19:02:57 standard time in your timezone

Location 63.454N 126.330W
Depth 2 km
Distances

206 km (128 miles) S (175 degrees) of Norman Wells, NWT, Canada
313 km (195 miles) NW (306 degrees) of Fort Simpson, NWT, Canada
402 km (250 miles) NNE (18 degrees) of Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada
1044 km (648 miles) E (89 degrees) of Fairbanks, AK
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2011 01:11 am
4.2 Mb - VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 4.2 Mb
Date-Time

10 Oct 2011 05:39:32 UTC
9 Oct 2011 22:39:32 near epicenter
9 Oct 2011 23:39:32 standard time in your timezone

Location 50.606N 129.662W
Depth 30 km
Distances

153 km (95 miles) W (268 degrees) of Port Hardy, BC, Canada
322 km (200 miles) WNW (284 degrees) of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
413 km (256 miles) S (174 degrees) of Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
490 km (304 miles) WNW (290 degrees) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jan, 2012 03:17 pm
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4.7 Mb - QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 4.7 Mb
Date-Time

13 Jan 2012 19:46:09 UTC
13 Jan 2012 11:46:09 near epicenter
13 Jan 2012 13:46:09 standard time in your timezone

Location 51.262N 130.361W
Depth 15 km
Distances

210 km (131 miles) WNW (289 degrees) of Port Hardy, BC, Canada
338 km (210 miles) S (181 degrees) of Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
388 km (241 miles) WNW (293 degrees) of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
559 km (347 miles) WNW (296 degrees) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 4 May, 2012 10:27 am


4.7 Mb - VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 4.7 Mb
Date-Time

4 May 2012 10:55:40 UTC
4 May 2012 03:55:40 near epicenter
4 May 2012 04:55:40 standard time in your timezone

Location 50.769N 129.994W
Depth 10 km
Distances

176 km (109 miles) W (274 degrees) of Port Hardy, BC, Canada
349 km (217 miles) WNW (286 degrees) of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
393 km (244 miles) S (177 degrees) of Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
517 km (322 miles) WNW (291 degrees) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2012 08:53 am
4.9 Mb - VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION


Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 4.9 Mb
Date-Time
27 Jun 2012 04:22:34 UTC
26 Jun 2012 21:22:34 near epicenter
26 Jun 2012 22:22:34 standard time in your timezone
Location 49.426N 129.185W
Depth 13 km
Distances
184 km (115 miles) SW (221 degrees) of Port Hardy, BC, Canada
291 km (181 miles) W (259 degrees) of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
354 km (220 miles) WNW (291 degrees) of Neah Bay, WA
436 km (271 miles) WNW (286 degrees) of Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
439 km (273 miles) W (274 degrees) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Wed 7 Nov, 2012 08:18 pm
6.3 Mwp - VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.3 Mwp
Date-Time
8 Nov 2012 02:01:51 UTC
7 Nov 2012 18:01:51 near epicenter
7 Nov 2012 20:01:51 standard time in your timezone
Location 49.185N 128.528W
Depth 16 km
Distances
182 km (113 miles) SSW (204 degrees) of Port Hardy, BC, Canada
254 km (158 miles) WSW (251 degrees) of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
301 km (187 miles) WNW (289 degrees) of Neah Bay, WA
384 km (238 miles) WNW (284 degrees) of Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
392 km (244 miles) W (270 degrees) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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