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String of earthquakes hit off Haida Gwaii, no tsunami or damage reported

The location of a 4.6-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Haida Gwaii on Nov. 9, 2019.
The location of a 4.6-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Haida Gwaii on Nov. 9, 2019. Google Maps

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake that hit near Haida Gwaii just before 11 a.m. Saturday morning was actually one in a string of three, the Canadian National Seismograph Network (CNSN) reported.

CNSN said the three quakes, ranging from 4.5 to 4.7 in magnitude, struck just seconds apart just off the west coast of Moresby Island, roughly 54 kilometres south of the village of Queen Charlotte, at a depth of five kilometres.

The approximate location of the earthquake according to Earthquakes Canada.
The approximate location of the earthquake according to Earthquakes Canada. the Canadian National Seismograph Network

No tsunami was expected for the island or elsewhere in B.C., Emergency Info BC confirmed.

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A tsunami was also not expected to hit Alaska due to the quake.

No damage was reported, and CNSN said the quake was not reported as felt.

There have been a number of small earthquakes in Haida Gwaii over the past month but none were higher than 2.8 magnitude.

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