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B.C. coast struck by 7.7 quake

Posted by The Agonist on October 27th, 2012

From our partners at The Agonist

CBC News, October 27

The British Columbia coast was hit with a magnitude 7.7 earthquake on Saturday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

The quake was centred 198 kilometres south-southwest of Prince Rupert at a depth of 10 km, the USGS said.


Tsunami Warning for AK, British Columbia, US East Coast and US West Coast

Google Public Alerts, October 27

A tsunami Warning is now in effect which includes the coastal areas of British Columbia and Alaska from the north tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Cape Decision, Alaska (85 miles SE of Sitka). – Event details: Preliminary magnitude 7.1 (Mwp) earthquake / Lat: 52.863, Lon: -131.942 at 2012-10-28T03:04:11Z Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant widespread inundation is expected, or occurring. Warnings indicate that widespread dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful currents is possible and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.

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