B.C. Earthquake

October 29, 2012 by  

B.C. Earthquake, A 7.7 magnitude quake rocked British Columbia’s north-central coast Saturday night and triggered tsunami warnings for most of the province’s coastal region.

Originally recorded as a 7.1 magnitude, the earthquake was quickly upgraded to a magnitude of 7.7 shortly after it occurred at 8:04 p.m. inland on Haidi Gwaii. According to the U.S. Geological Survey’s website, the earthquake was located 139 km south of Masset, a small community of about 1,000 people.

Tsunami warnings were issued for the North Coast and the Haidi Gwaii islands, inlcuding the northern tip of Vancouver Island, Bella Coola, Bella Bella and Shearwater.

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