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General · 9th September 2011
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At 12:41pm on Friday September 9 many islanders felt the earth move. And it did, for over a minute and a half, originating in a quake about 136 km west-south-west of Campbell River. The US Geological Survey (USGS) pegged it at 6.4 magnitude – enough to cause hanging lamps to sway and items to fall from shelves – and it moved one Port McNeill man's sofa four feet across his floor! Some buildings were evacuated in Metro Vancouver, and the quake was felt as far away as the lower mainland and the Fraser Valley, as well as the Gulf and Discovery Islands and the Sunshine Coast. Aftershocks may be expected over the next few days, but a tsunami risk is not anticipated.
See the attachment to this article for the official report.

For updates, maps, and technical information, go to: National Earthquake Information Center
US Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/

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