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6.2 Magnitude Strong Earthquake Hit Off B.C. Coast- Canada

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale hit British Columbia’s Haida Gwaii archipelago region off the west coast, the US Geological Survey reported. Earthquake Canada says the tremor was ‘lightly felt’ in the northern parts of Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland coast. As per Earthquake Canada, magnitude was 5.8. The epicentre was located at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles) and 211 kilometres (131 miles) southwest of Bella Bella, 353 kilometres (218 miles) southwest of Kitimat, and 581 kilometres (361 miles) northwest of Vancouver. A tsunami is not expected from this quake according to both the U.S. Tsunami Warning Centre and Earthquakes Canada. Information concluding destruction, injuries or tsunami warning has not yet happened.

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