Sunday, December 21, 2014

More temblors overnight off of Bella Bella

The fault line between Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii appears to be having an active period, with three more earthquakes recorded off of Bella Bella in the overnight period, they follow two from Saturday.

As we outlined on the blog yesterday, two temblors of 4.3 and 4.7 magnitude were recorded yesterday, this morning three of similar strength were noted by the USGS.

The first was recorded at 4.9 magnitude at 1:40 AM, located 208 km SW of Bella Bella, 372 km South of Prince Rupert.

The second of the day so far, was recorded at 2:19 AM, rated as a 4.0 magnitude,190 km SW of Bella Bella, 362 km South of Prince Rupert.

The third also shortly after 2:45 AM, was a 4.5 magnitude quake, located 193 km SW of Bella Bella, 365 km South of Prince Rupert.

No Tsunami Warnings were generated by any of the temblors of the last 24 hours.

News items related to the spike in earth movements off the coast can be found below:

Vancouver Province-- Earthquakes off B.C. coast likely not linked to tremors that hit Indonesia
Vancouver Province-- Five earthquakes off B. C. coast since Saturday afternoon
Vancouver Sun-- Earthquakes detached off B. C. coast

You can review past seismic events along the North Coast from our archive page here.

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