Magnitude 6.7 quake off British Columbia coast

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Thursday, April 24, 2014


PORT ALICE, British Columbia — The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Earthquake Information Center said a magnitude 6.7 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, said there is no danger of a tsunami from the Wednesday night quake.

The quake hit at 8:10 p.m. local time and was centered about 40 kilometers southwest of Port Alice, British Columbia, and about 450 kilometers northwest of Seattle, Washington. It occurred at a depth of 22 kilometers.

Within a half hour, nearly 200 people had logged on to the USGS earthquake information site to report having felt the quake.

Port Hardy resident Jennifer Nickerson said the quake caused lights to sway and the fish tank in the hotel where she works to rock. (AP)

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