Tuesday, November 17, 2009

6.6 quake off the coast of the Queen Charlottes, aftershocks continue

The earthquake sensors have been shaking at monitoring stations across North America this morning as the Queen Charlotte Islands reports two temblors off the coast of the islands in the last half hour.

The first earthquake rumbled through at 7:30 this morning recorded at 6.6 on the Richter scale, while a second quake was recorded seven minutes later listed at 5.7 on the scale.

The depth of the earthquake was listed as 10 km.

There have been no details of damage or injury reported from the Charlottes so far.

The USGS website features a listing of earthquake activity around the world, the Charlotte's temblors can be found here .

The Canadian earthquake centre also has details posted on their website as well.
Update - 9:30 am: The Pacific Tsunami Centre has advised that no Tsunami warning will be issued from this event. CTV News has a video report posted on the Globe and Mail website about the quake (view it here).
CBC News-- Earthquakes hit B.C.'s coast
CTV news-- 6.5 magnitude quake strikes off B.C. coast
Vancouver Sun-- Quake strikes Queen Charlottes
The Northern View-- Earthquake felt this morning
Globe and Mail-- Earthquake strikes off B.C. coast
Vancouver Province-- Little damage reported after 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits B.C

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