5.8 magnitude earthquake near Bella Bella, B.C. (update)


Earthquakes Canada

EARTHQUAKES Canada says a 5.8 magnitude earthquake was detected near Port Hardy at 9:30 p.m.  It was at a depth of 10 km.

The earthquake was located:
*211 km WSW of Bella Bella, BC
*353 km SW of Kitimat, BC
*581 km WNW of Vancouver, BC

It was lightly felt on northern Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland coast. No tsunami is expected.


ON Friday, three earthquakes registering between 4.5 and 5.6 magnitude were detected off the coast of B.C. The tremors, classified as aftershocks to a Wednesday quake, struck within minutes of each other to the south of Haida Gwaii on Friday — one at 5:51 a.m. PT, another 5:58 a.m. and the third at 6:02 a.m., reported CBC.

The first was detected with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The agency said the second quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 and the third measured 4.6.

A tweet from Emergency Info B.C. said there is no tsunami threat to the province. USGS said no damage is expected, CBC said.