British Columbia

4.7 magnitude earthquake rattles Haida Gwaii

Earthquakes of this magnitude are often felt but typically only cause minor damage, if any. There were no immediate reports of damage or a tsunami risk.

There were no immediate reports of damage or a tsunami risk

North Beach on Haida Gwaii. A string of earthquakes struck about 50 kilometres south of the Village of Queen Charlotte. (Christian Amundson/CBC)

 An earthquake rattled the west coast of Haida Gwaii in British Columbia on Saturday.

Earthquakes Canada says the quake with a magnitude of 4.7 struck about 50 kilometres south of the Village of Queen Charlotte.  The national earthquake agency says the tremor occurred just before 11 a.m.

Earthquakes of that magnitude are often felt but typically only cause minor damage, if any.

There were no immediate reports of damage or a tsunami risk.

There have been a number of small earthquakes in Haida Gwaii over the past month but none were higher than a magnitude 2.8.

Corrections

  • In a story published Nov 9, The Canadian Press said three earthquakes struck off Haida Gwaii. However, Natural Resources Canada says a glitch on its website displayed three quakes when in fact there was only one earthquake that had a magnitude of 4.7.
    Nov 12, 2019 3:49 PM PT

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