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Three Consecutive Earthquakes Detected Off Vancouver Island

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On Friday morning, three earthquakes were recorded just off of Vancouver Island.

According to the US Geological Survey, the three earthquakes struck near Bella Bella within a span of less than 15 minutes.

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The first one was detected at 5:51 a.m. PT and had a magnitude of 4.7. It had an epicentre 186 km west of Bella Bella.

The second one was detected at 5:58 a.m. PT and had a magnitude of 5.6. It had an epicentre 192 km west of Bella Bella.

Lastly, a third earthquake was detected off Vancouver Island at 6:02 a.m. PT and had a magnitude of 4.6. This one had an epicentre 239 km west of Bella Bella.

No tsunami threat was issued following Friday morning’s earthquakes.

Just after 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake was detected off the northern coast of Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands.

This all comes after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit the coast of British Columbia late Wednesday night.


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