Earthquake in Canada

Earthquake in Canada

Earthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred in the Pacific coast of Canada. According to Seismic Service of the Ministry of Environment and its epicenter was at a depth of 25 kilometers to the west of Vancouver Island. This quake — a consequence of a more powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake that occurred on September 9 in the same area.

In an interview with CBC television seismologist Natural Resources Canada, John Cassidy, British Columbia after the earthquake recorded for dozens of aftershocks, and the magnitude of the strongest of which was 4.9.

Pacific Coast — the most seismically active area in Canada. In the area of Vancouver Island, where two tectonic plates are in contact over the past 70 years have been recorded about 100 aftershocks of magnitude 5 or more, and in 1700, according to geological studies in this area of a catastrophic scale magnitude 9 earthquake, the ITAR- TASS.

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