Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A string of small reminders for Haida Gwaii

Tuesday morning provided another reminder for Haida Gwaii that the earth has yet to settle down it seems from October's large 7.1 earthquake, as a 4.3 temblor rolled along the fault line just west of the Islands, taking place just before the noon hour.

The epicentre of today's event was located 182 km south of Masset, 247 km South, Southwest of Prince Rupert.

Nowhere near as strong as the October 27th quake that shook residents of the Islands and North Coast, but seemingly another aftershock of that major event, one of a number of minor quakes that have been rolling up and down the West coast of North and South America in the last few months.

No word of damage was reported from Haida Gwaii and probably most didn't even notice the subtle shuffling of the plates below, such has been the frequency of the events since late October.

In fact, Earthquakes Canada has listed three other earthquakes of similar magnitude, from December 15th to 17th.

You can review the recent seismic activity from our archive section and for up to date results from seismic activity you can check the USGS website which offers comprehensive information on the shifting plates of the world.

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