Haida Gwaii gets small shake from 4.7 magnitude earthquake

Haida Gwaii gets small shake from 4.7 magnitude earthquake

A small earthquake has struck about 60 kilometres southwest of Queen Charlotte City in the Haida Gwaii islands.

There are no reports of injury or damage from the 4.7 magnitude temblor that struck shortly after 2 p.m. PT [September 28th, 2014].

Earthquakes Canada tweeted the quake and location at 2:05 p.m. PT.

Earthquakes Tsunamis put its depth at 19 kilometres.

Natural Resources Canada says the shaker occurred in a region where earthquakes are common because of the movement of several plates of the earth’s crust.

More than 100 magnitude 5.0 earthquakes or stronger have occurred off British Columbia in the last 70 years.

Two years ago, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake, the second strongest earthquake ever recorded in Canada, struck the west coast of Haida Gwaii, causing no reported injuries and little damage.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/haida-gwaii-gets-small-shake-from-4-7-magnitude-earthquake-1.2780346

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