B.C.'s Haida Gwaii hit by sixth earthquake to occur in region north of Vancouver Island

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      After a series of five sizeable earthquakes hit the offshore region north of Vancouver today (December 23), a sixth has occurred on the island of Haida Gwaii.

      Earthquakes Canada reported the 4.3-magnitude earthquake as striking at 9:32 p.m. at a depth of eight kilometres (five miles).

      The epicentre, near the Haida Gwaii coastline, was 29 kilometres (18 miles) west of the Village of Queen Charlotte, 194 kilometres (121 miles) southwest of Prince Rupert, and 782 kilometres (486 miles) northwest of Vancouver.

      Earthquakes Canada stated that a tsunami is not expected from this seismic event.

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