The USGS and Earthquakes Canada are reporting a 6.1 or 6.0 magnitude tremor off the coast of B.C.

6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off B.C. coast; 2 aftershocks follow

The earthquake struck off B.C.'s coast, 191-to-211 km southwest of Bella Bella at 1:19 p.m. No reports of damage, and no tsunami expected.

View Larger Map

An earthquake with a magnitude at or over 6.0 has hit off the coast of British Columbia, approximately 191 km southwest of Bella Bella, B.C. at 1:19 p.m. PST.

The USGS is currently reporting the quake has a magnitude of 6.0, while Canada Earthquakes is reporting the tremor at 6.1.

“There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected,” says Canada Earthquakes. “Not felt. No tsunami expected.”

Canada Earthquakes also reported the quake as hitting 211 km from Bella Bella, not 191 km.

The USGS reports the tremor has a depth of 1.0 km (0.6 miles), and is approximately 350 km south of Prince Rupert, and almost 390 km northwest of Campbell River.

Update: According to Natural Resources Canada, the earthquake triggered two aftershocks measuring 4.5 and 4.9 on the Richter scale, which were estimated up to 10 km deep (News 1130).

The aftershocks also were not expected to cause any tsunamis.

—————————————-

Just Posted

PHOTOS: City of Colwood hosts a ‘heartwarming start’ to the holidays

Colwood Christmas Light Up Celebration sees surge in attendance

Trauma sufferers support group takes shape on West Shore

Aaron’s Society open to more peer support groups with certified trauma practitioners

Mental health call temporarily shuts down Trans Canada Highway in View Royal

West Shore RCMP cite 14 percent increase in calls concerning mental health in 2019

B.C. Transit saves $300,000, scores 28 used fareboxes idle in California

‘Someone joked maybe we can buy used fareboxes on eBay,’ CEO says

Tenants above Wellburns uncertain after ‘nightmare’ sewage flood ousts them indefinitely

Tenants evacuated after sewage flooded basement of century-old building

VIDEO: John Lennon’s iconic Rolls Royce rolls into Camosun College for checkup

Royal BC Museum, Camosun College and Coachwerks Restorations come together to care for car

POLL: Will you be donating to charities over the holiday season?

Many here in Victoria joined others around the world to take part… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 3

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

VIDEO: Rockslide closes part of Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs

Geotechnical team called in to do an assessment after rocks fell from hoodoos

Petition calls for appeal of ex-Burns Lake mayor’s sentence for sex assault

Prosecution service says Luke Strimbold’s case is under review

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

BC firefighters to help battle Australian bushfires

Canada sent 22 people, including 7 from B.C.

B.C. NDP touts the end of MSP premiums

Horgan, James held news conference to reiterate that people will get their last bill this month

Oscar Hickes: Longest running hockey tournament on Vancouver Island cancelled

Patrick Murray, one of the organizers for the tournament, broke the sad news on social media.

Most Read