6.4 Quake on West Coast of Vancouver Island, BC

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A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck off the northwest coast of Vancouver Island, officials at the Pacific Geoscience Centre have confirmed, but there are no reports of damage or tsunami warnings.
Initial reports estimated the quake was as large as magnitude 6.8, but those estimates were later downgraded to 6.4.
People report buildings swaying for several minutes from the Fraser Valley to Campbell River at around 12:41 PT p.m., but there are no reports of damage.
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0 responses to “6.4 Quake on West Coast of Vancouver Island, BC

  1. I live a couple of hundred miles south and I didn’t feel it at all. However, we have low level quakes very frequently. There’s a subduction fault where two plates rub against each other right off the west coast from Vancouver Island to Northern California.
    There’s a mag 9 quake in our future (just like Japan), it’s just a matter of when it will happen. The rule of thumb is once every 500 years. The last one was in the early 1700s, I believe.

     

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