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For the third day in a row, earthquakes rocked the coast of BC early Friday morning.
According the US Geological Survey, three earthquakes struck near Bella Bella throughout the morning hours.
The first was detected at 5:51 am PT, and had an epicentre 186 km west of Bella Bella and had a magnitude 4.7.
The second was the strongest at 5.6, and was 192 km west of Bella Bella and struck seven minutes later at 5:58 am PT.
The third, and last so far, was just minutes later at 6:02 am and had a 4.6 magnitude. It was the furthest at 239 km west of Bella Bella.
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In terms of depth, the first and third were at 10 km, and the strongest one was shallow at 5.1 km.
There was no tsunami warning issued following this morning’s earthquake.
— Emergency Info BC (@EmergencyInfoBC) July 5, 2019
On Wednesday evening, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the coast of British Columbia and a separate 4.3 magnitude earthquake was detected farther north in the region on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey.
Thousands of earthquake occur in the province every year, but only a small fraction have a magnitude of 3.0 and over. Wednesday’s 6.2 was the most powerful earthquake in BC since October 21, 2018.
With files from Kenneth Chan.