Monday, January 7, 2013

Another rattle along the coast of Vancouver Island

The latest of rumblings from below the surface of the earth rattled the west coast of Vancouver Island on Sunday evening, a 4.4 earthquake was recorded at 7:30 pm causing little in the way of damage but providing the latest of incidents on Canada's Pacific Coast.

The Sunday quake was located 200 kilometres west of Tofino, but was not considered strong enough to cause damage or generate a tsunami.

It comes less than two days after a 7.5 quake struck southeast Alaska just before 1 AM (BC Time) on Saturday, off the coast near Craig, Alaska, a quake which generated a tusnami warning for the Prince Rupert area and all of the northern portion of the West coast from Port Hardy up to central Alaska.

The most recent noticeable aftershock to that earthquake took place at 12:37 am (BC Time) on Sunday morning registering 4.5.

You can review Saturday morning's Alaska quake information here, while our archive of past earthquake activity in recent moths can be found here.

CBC-- Minor quake latest in string around Vancouver Island

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