6.3 Quake rattles BC coast
Nov 7, 2012 / 7:39 pm
A magnitude-6.3 earthquake has struck the British Columbia coast.
The U.S.-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says no tsunami is expected after the quake hit around 6 p.m. local time, about 136 kilometres southwest of the northern Vancouver Island community of Port Alice.
The agency says the quake was recorded at a depth of about 43.5 kilometres.
No injuries have been reported.
The West Coast continues to experience aftershocks following a magnitude-7.7 quake that struck Haida Gwaii on Oct. 27. Nobody was injured in that incident but the shaking managed to turn off the taps of some natural hot springs.
On Sunday, a magnitude-5.2 quake was recorded 90 kilometres southeast of Sandspit, on Haida Gwaii.
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