Wed 23 Apr, 2014 09:36 pm
M6.7 - VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
Preliminary Earthquake Report
24 Apr 2014 03:10:13 UTC
23 Apr 2014 19:10:13 near epicenter
23 Apr 2014 21:10:13 standard time in your timezone
Location 49.847N 127.425W
Depth 11 km
94 km (58 mi) S of Port Hardy, Canada
157 km (97 mi) W of Campbell River, Canada
176 km (109 mi) W of Courtenay, Canada
201 km (124 mi) WNW of Port Alberni, Canada
335 km (207 mi) WNW of Victoria, Canada
An earthquake off the west coast of Vancouver Island shook coastal residents Wednesday evening.
The quake registered a magnitude of 6.7, according to the United States Geological Survey, and it happened just after 8 p.m.
The USGS said the quake was situated about 88 kilometres south of Port Hardy and 155 kilometers west of Campbell River. It occurred at a depth of around 10 kilometres.
The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center, which monitors earthquakes around the world, did not immediately display a tsunami warning after the quake.
More to come
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/earthquake+Northern+Vancouver+Island+shakes+coastal+residents/9769088/story.html#ixzz2zlvsBGPZ
A 6.7 magnitude earthquake has struck 40 kilometres northwest of Port Alice at a depth of 22 kilometres, the Pacific Tsunami Information Centre reports.
Authorities say there is no risk of a local tsunami.
People from as far away as Kelowna, B.C., nearly a thousand kilometres to the east reported feeling the earthquake. In downtown Vancouver some residents in high rises said they felt their building or chandeliers sway.
There are currently no reports of damage or injury.
Update 03:54 UTC : Most reports we are seeing right now are telling fallen objects in houses, nothing seriously. Groceries were knocked off the shelves at the local Overwaitea store. People are saying they felt it as far away as Langley and Kelowna. People are also reporting that the shaking lasted about 20 to 30 seconds.
Update 03:56 UTC : Residents in Port Hardy said the ground shook for about 35 to 40 seconds. The I Have Felt It map below shows only weak to very weak shaking on Vancouver Island.
Update 04:06 UTC : Every experience report we receive from Canadians has also an MMI shaking intensity value as it was perceived by the reporting people. This tels us a maximum average light shaking (MMI IV) which would not lead to any damage. A report from Port Hardy (close to the epicenter) is confirming this.
Update 04:06 UTC : In downtown Vancouver some residents in high rises buildings said they felt their building or chandeliers sway.