Friday, January 6, 2017

Add another temblor to today's list off Vancouver Island

The fourth earthquake of the day was recorded off Vancouver Island just
after 7 PM on Friday evening

As we noted earlier today, a cluster of earthquakes struck off the coast of Vancouver Island shortly after 7:50 this morning, with three significant events recorded by the USGS in the course of an hour and a bit.

We can now add a fourth to that list as the ground continues to shift under the Pacific Ocean about 200 kilometres west of Port Hardy.

The latest event struck at 7:13 this evening and is the largest of the day so far, a 5.7 quake located 194 kilometres West South West of Port Hardy, located on one of the two fault lines that run along the west coast of Vancouver Island.

As was the case this morning, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has not issued any Warning, Advisory or Watch related to this seismic event. So far no damage has been reported from communities along the northern end of Vancouver Island.

You can review the past history of seismic activity in British Columbia from our archive page here.

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