Friday, December 25, 2020

Moderate Quake recorded off shore of Vancouver Island south of Haida Gwaii

Another moderate range quake struck offshore between
Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island, this one on Christmas Day morning

Another in what has been a series of seismic shudders took place in an area off shore of the North Coast of Vancouver Island this morning, as a 4.3 magnitude quake was recorded in Queen Charlotte Sound, 204 kilometres west of Port McNeill at the northern end of Vancouver Island.

The quake, which struct at 9:18 AM today was listed as a 4.5 magnitude by Earthquakes Canada, though the USGS listing has remained consistent at 4.3 for the day.

There are no reports if anyone on the norther end of Vancouver Island noticed the seismic event.

The Queen Charlotte Sound has seen a number of similar sized events take place through much of this year and is a very active area of the offshore British Columbia fault line.

For more notes on past seismic activity see our archive page here.

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