Two B.C. earthquakes rumble around Haida Gwaii on February 13 and 14

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      Seismic activity occurred off the British Columbia coast last night and early this morning, either on or near Haida Gwaii.

      One temblor struck Haida Gwaii at 10:32 p.m. on February 13.

      While most quakes in the area hit offshore, this one was on land. The epicentre was located 41 kilometres (25 miles) west of Port Clements, 174 kilometres (108 miles) southwest of Prince Rupert, and 836 kilometres (519 miles) northwest of Vancouver.

      Earthquakes Canada reported it as a 3.7-magnitude quake with a depth of 12 kilometres (seven miles).

      However, Earthquakes Canada stated that there weren’t any reports of damage (with none expected) and a tsunami also wasn’t expected.

      A quake struck south of Haida Gwaii on February 14.
      U.S. Geological Survey

      That one was followed by an offshore quake that struck at 3:17 a.m. today (February 14) south of Haida Gwaii, in the often seismically active region north of Vancouver Island.

      Earthquakes Canada measured it as a 4.3-magnitude quake while the U.S. Geological Survey recorded it as 4.6-magnitude.

      Earthquakes Canada posited the epicentre, at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), as 223 kilometres (139 miles) southeast of the Village of Queen Charlotte, 344 kilometres (214 miles) southwest of Prince Rupert, and 629 kilometres (391 miles) northwest of Vancouver.

      There weren’t any reports of damage and no tsunami was expected.

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