Magnitude 4.6 earthquake detected in Haida Gwaii

Dec 19 2017, 12:14 pm

Earlier this afternoon, Haida Gwaii was shaken by a magnitude 4.6 earthquake with an epicentre located just off the archipelago’s western coast.

According to the US Geological Survey, the event occurred at 2:05 p.m. and was centred 143 kilometres south of the village of Masset. It had a depth of 10 kilometres.

This comes just two days after a powerful magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Alaska. It was 129 kilometres away from Anchorage, but still powerful enough to cause minor structural damage and shelves and picture frames to fall.

 

Feature Image: USGS