Offshore earthquake hits between Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii

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      An earthquake just struck offshore in Queen Charlotte Sound between Haida Gwaii and northern Vancouver Island.

      It struck at 5:10 p.m. today (November 10).

      Earthquakes Canada reported it as a 4.2-magnitude quake while the U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 4.3-magnitude quake.

      At a shallow depth of five kilometres (three miles), the epicentre was located 223 kilometres (139 miles) southwest of Bella Bella, 337 kilometres (209 miles) southwest of Prince Rupert, and 611 kilometres (380 miles) northwest of Vancouver.

      There aren’t any reports of damage and none are expected. A tsunami is also not expected.

      This past weekend, a series of three quakes (and smaller aftershocks), ranging from 4.0- to 5.0-magnitude, rattled the Anchorage area of Southern Alaska on November 7.

      The day before that (November 6), a 4.0-magnitude quake struck the area of Boise, Idaho. 

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