There was a major earthquake off the Oregon coast early Wednesday.
According to Emergency BC, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook the region, about 600 km to the nearest point in BC.
No tsunamis were expected following the quake.
The massive Oregon shake comes just hours after a 4.6 magnitude earthquake about 191 km west of Port Hardy.
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck approximately 400 km off the Oregon coast and approximately 600 km to the nearest point in BC. Tsunami NOT expected
— Emergency Info BC (@EmergencyInfoBC) August 22, 2018
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 hit west of Bandon, Oregon this morning & was located approximately 600 km to the nearest point in British Columbia. No immediate tsunami warning was posted, but this once again sparks concerns over the “Big One:” https://t.co/a9W6AASmeI pic.twitter.com/UwCnj7UihR
— The Weather Network (@weathernetwork) August 22, 2018
In June, a tremor measuring magnitude 3.2 was detected in the Strait of Georgia near Saturna Island.
Hundreds of earthquakes strike BC every year, but only a small fraction of these seismic events measure a magnitude of greater than 3.0.
Research shows a crustal earthquake with a magnitude of up to 7.0 could be generated in the Georgia Basin while the megathrust earthquake off the coast of BC could create an event with a magnitude as high as 9.0.