Monday, October 29, 2012

Canada's West Coast jolted by Massive Earthquake

A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.7 struck off the west coast of British Columbia shortly after 8 p.m., Saturday.

According to a report by the Associated Press, the quake latest about 40 seconds and rattled nerves of those living in surrounding areas, but caused little damage.


According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred near the Queen Charlotte Islands at a depth of about three miles, centered roughly 96 miles south of Masset, British Columbia. It is reportedly one of the largest earthquakes to strike the region in years, and was followed by a 5.8-magnitude aftershock several minutes later.


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