Friday, February 24, 2017

4.9 magnitude temblor rumbles along Vancouver Island; second of the week

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded off of
Vancouver Island this morning

Update: The USGS upgraded the magnitude of the earthquake to a 5.2 later in the morning.

For the second time in as many days, the seismic plates have shifted along the Pacific fault line off of Vancouver Island, with a 4.9 magnitude earthquake recorded at  4:28 AM.

Striking in much the same location as that of Thursday night, this mornings temblor was located 164 kilometres Southwest of Port Hardy, and listed at 10 kilometres in depth.

There was No Tsunami Warning issued related to this morning's seismic event.

The Pacific fault line has become fairly active in the early part of 2017, with this week offering a number of temblors both in British Columbia and Washington State.

For a look at some of the recent history see our archive page here.

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