4.2-magnitude B.C. earthquake occurs off coast of Haida Gwaii

Once again, the earth was shaking in Haida Gwaii, which is also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands.

That’s because of a 4.2-magnitude shaker that occurred on Saturday, appoximately 15 kilometres underground off B.C.’s north-central coast.

The epicentre was off the northwestern tip of the archipelago.

According to Natural Resources Canada, the effects were “lightly felt” in Masset.

There were no reports of damage or any injuries.

Several other earthquakes have occurred in this region in recent years, including a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in April 2015 and a 7.7-magnitude earthquake in October 2012.

There was also a 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Alaska in January centred near Kodiak Island.

Source: https://www.straight.com/news/1084391/42-magnitude-bc-earthquake-occurs-coast-haida-gwaii

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