Just after 8 pm on October 27, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the coast of BC, at a depth of 17 kilometres and centred 139 km south of Masset in the Haida Gwaii region.
Residents along the west coast—from Alaska to the lower mainland—also felt numerous aftershocks up to magnitude 5.8. No major damage or injuries have been reported.
Although similar in size to the earthquakes in Japan (2011) and Chile (2010) this event represents the first regional tsunami tracked by the NEPTUNE observatory.
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