Thursday, October 20, 2022

4.2 magnitude quake rumbles along Hecate Strait Thursday evening

The Epicentre of a 4.2 temblor Thursday was 72
kilometres east of Sandpit on Haida Gwaii

The Great BC ShakeOut provided for a real time event late Thursday evening, with a 4.2 magnitude temblor recorded just off the east coast of Haida Gwaii in the Northern Hecate Strait.

The seismic event struck at 10:46 Pacific time with the epicentre listed as 99 kilometres West-Southwest of Prince Rupert, 72 kilometres East of Sandspit. 

The depth of the event was 10 kilometres.

No Tsunami Warning or Advisory was issued as a result of the seismic shift.

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It's the second similar sized seismic event this month for the North Coast, the Prince Rupert region felt the slight impact of a quake over the Thanksgiving Weekend.

Emergency Info BC has not as of yet, offered up an information on the Thursday event.

More notes on earthquakes on the BC fault line can be reviewed from our archive page.

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