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Canada Magnitude 4.8 quake detected off coast of Vancouver Island

00:25  09 january  2020
00:25  09 january  2020 Source:   theweathernetwork.com

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake strikes Quebec, rumbles felt in eastern Ontario

  Magnitude 4.0 earthquake strikes Quebec, rumbles felt in eastern Ontario Officials say there were no reports of damage with Monday's early morning quake in southwestern Quebec.According to Earthquakes Canada, the magnitude 4.0 earthquake was recorded at 5:38 a.m. on Monday, about 29 km southeast of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, near the U.S. border. The earthquake was given a preliminary rating of magnitude 4.2, then downgraded to 3.7 and once again altered to 4.0 once the data was examined more closely.

A magnitude 4 . 8 seismic event was detected off the west coast of Vancouver Island just one hour after a tremor with a magnitude of 4.2 struck the Seattle region. The US Geological Survey says the second quake off Vancouver Island hit at 10:04 pm with an epicentre 161 km southwest of Port

A tremor off the western coast of Vancouver Island with a magnitude of 4 . 8 was detected earlier this evening. This evening’s seismic event was the most powerful earthquake in the area since a swarm of five earthquakes, measuring up to magnitude 5.7, hit off the coast in early-January .

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A small earthquake has been detected off the B.C. coast, the latest in a succession of quakes that have struck more or less the same area.

Earthquakes Canada rated the earthquake at Magnitude 4.8, at 12:20 p.m. PST on Wednesday, at a relatively shallow depth of 10 km. It struck at sea about 200 km away from the Vancouver Island community of Port Hardy. Earthquakes Canada said the quake was too weak to be felt.

"There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected. No tsunami expected," the agency says.

The quake occurred not far from other, slightly stronger quakes that struck the area in December. Eight tremors were detected from December 23 to December 25, five on the 23rd alone. They ranged in intensity from Magnitude 3.6 to a peak Magnitude 6.2 on Christmas Eve.

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The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake struck Vancouver Island on the Coast of British Columbia, Canada, on June 23 at 10:15 a.m. with a magnitude estimated at 7.0 Ms and 7.5 Mw. The main shock epicenter occurred in the Forbidden Plateau area northwest of Courtenay.

A magnitude 4 . 8 earthquake has just been detected off the west coast of Vancouver Island , making it the second earthquake to hit the Pacific Northwest this evening .

British Columbia is the most seismically active province in Canada, located as it is in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, where the Juan da Fuca plate is being forced beneath, or "subducted" beneath the much larger North American plate. From time to time, the plates will "stick," building up the pressure until it is violently released in the form of earthquakes.

In 1700, the zone was the site of a Magnitude 9.0 quake that is the most powerful known in North America, which devastated the area and sent a tsunami that reached all the way to Japan, which as too far away to have felt the initial tremor.

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