Canada – Magnitude-6.7 quake recorded off Vancouver Island

Friday, September 9, 2011 – VICTORIA — A magnitude-6.7 earthquake has struck off the coast of Vancouver Island. The United States Geological Survey recorded the quake at 12:41 p.m. local time. A map on the geological survey’s website puts the epicentre just off the west coast of Vancouver Island, south of Port Hardy. The quake was recorded at a depth of 80 kilometres.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has posted an information bulletin that says no tsunami is expected. Many CMAT Members live on Vancouver Island, including two directors of the CMAT Board. More information will be posted as needed, or when it becomes available.