- Posted October 27, 2012 by
Sandspit, British Columbia
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Major 7.7 earthquake rocks coastal British Columbia
Moresby Island, British Columbia, Canada – At 8:04 PM PDT a major 7.7 earthquake has struck the sparsely populated Moresby Island of the coast of British Columbia with a population of approximately 410. Moderate to heavy damage is expected to the island. Light damage is expected along the British Columbia coast. Again this is a sparsely populated area of B.C.
A Tsunami Warning is in effect for coastal regions of B.C. and parts of Alaska from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to Cape Decision, Alaska. No other watches or warnings are in effect for the Pacific Basin to include the West Coast of the U.S., Alaska or Hawaii.
• This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
• Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 03:04:10 UTC
• Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 08:04:10 PM at epicenter
17.5 km (10.9 miles)
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
• 202 km (126 miles) SSW (213°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
• 263 km (164 miles) S (185°) from Metlakatla, AK
• 277 km (172 miles) SSE (167°) from Hydaburg, AK
• 727 km (452 miles) NW (306°) from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada