Large Earthquakes off BC Coast: No Tsunami Warnings, Damage or Injuries

Large Earthquakes off BC Coast: No Tsunami Warnings, Damage or Injuries

Large Earthquakes off BC Coast: No Tsunami Warnings, Damage or Injuries

Survey geophysicist Zachary Reeves said all three quakes occurred in the same general area over the course of about an hour, and at a shallow depth of approximately 10 kilometres.

There is no tsunami threat Monday morning after six earthquakes struck off the coast of British Columbia overnight.

There were no immediate tsunami warnings following the earthquakes.

The USGS did not predict damage from the quakes, forecasting they would be felt only lightly.

The Ring is a huge are in the basin of the Pacific Ocean and is said to be the location for 90 per cent of the world's earthquakes.

The epicenter of the first 6.6 tremor, at 10:39pm local time, was located 218 kilometres southwest of Port Hardy - a small municipality on the northeastern tip of British Columbia's Vancouver Island - and 355 miles northwest of Seattle.

"It's hard to predict when it will happen again". Some Native American tribes also have oral traditions that speak about a giant natural disaster as well as a tsunami-like flooding event along the West Coast. "The trees all died in the winter of 1699-1700 when the coasts of northern California, Oregon, and Washington suddenly dropped 1-2 m (3-6 ft.), flooding them with seawater", the Pacific Warning Center wrote.

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