British Columbians react to earthquakes striking coast
Within the past 24 hours, seven earthquakes have been recorded off the coast of British Columbia.
- Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes Vancouver Island coast
- Second earthquake: magnitude 6.8 aftershock detected off BC coast
- Third earthquake: magnitude 6.5 aftershock hits BC coast
- 2 more earthquakes strike off BC Coast in early morning hours
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The first earthquake struck on Sunday night at 10:39 pm, with subsequent quakes taking place throughout the night and into Monday morning.
BC’s seismic risk is weird. We’re on a triple plate junction subduction zone capable of M9 monsters, but it’s offshore & our population density is tiny.
I’ll be moderately surprised if 1k people felt tonight’s M6.5 (strong enough to destroy a city).https://t.co/TryHCP2ler pic.twitter.com/JoAv7d4fVm
— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) October 22, 2018
Regardless of their location and the seeming lack of damage, many were simply worried by the number of quakes that took place in the short amount of time.
Ok that’s a lot of quakes in a short amount of time. #bcearthquake #earthquake #porthardy #bc pic.twitter.com/OTxDECE3HP
— Melanie Z Kilpatrick (@MelanieZ_FM) October 22, 2018
If y’all never here from me again it’s probably because an earthquake wiped out Vancouver https://t.co/HdSwjzJBxa
— Brandon Lovig (@BrandonLovig) October 22, 2018
Thankfully no threat to land but it is always scary when faults wake up and make their presence known.. 😖. Three strong earthquakes reported off Vancouver Island https://t.co/4E01jyuMyH
— ♥Arsenette™️ (@Arsenette) October 22, 2018
Many British Columbians, however, were unable to feel them altogether – likely due to their open ocean epicentre.
hey so last night from 10PM to 12AM there were 4 earthquakes off the coast of Vancouver island and I did not feel them all LMAO
— eryn (@chewstagram) October 22, 2018
there were three earthquakes last night in vancouver… and i didn’t even feel one of them… my scorpio mind
— 𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐰𝐢𝐧 (@japansmercy) October 22, 2018
what am i sleeping on
Three strong earthquakes reported off Vancouver Island https://t.co/F5AENvEZMj
— matty (@daleparanoid) October 22, 2018
The earthquake off of Vancouver island must not have been that important or they wouldn’t wait to tell us about it after all the stupid commercials, Right?
— Ramona-Leigh Bickle (@RamonaLeigh) October 22, 2018
OMG 😲 we had 4 earthquakes a 6.6, 6.8, 6.5 & a 4.9 I didn’t feel a thing😳 but that’s a lot of strong quakes & they all happened in 2 or 3 hours, yikes😬 https://t.co/Jeo9IedyxR
— Jeannie renton (@Jeannierenton) October 22, 2018
So now I know why the dogs were so restless last night.
“Three strong earthquakes reported off Vancouver Island” https://t.co/4g3p8D4kP4
— Elaine Adams (@WickedEls) October 22, 2018
Now I know why my dogs were up last night….EARTHQUAKE!!!!! pic.twitter.com/LbLMvBe4vq
— EasyMoney (@EASYMONEY2050) October 22, 2018
And then, of course, there’s this theory.
Canada Post on strike again (at least rotating this time), earthquakes outside of Vancouver. Will Canada Post strike be the cause of the ‘big one’ hitting and taking out North America’s west coast? hmm…
— Twigs Dee 🇨🇦 🤡👻👺💀😱🎃🎃 (@TwigsDee) October 22, 2018