Saturday, September 10, 2011

Magnitude 6,7 Earthquake off Vancouver Island felt in Metro Vancouver , No Tsunami Threat

There were no immediate signs of damage in downtown Vancouver. In the Vancouver Sun newsroom, lights swayed for a half-minute when the quake struck. Brent Ward, a professor in Simon Fraser University's department of earth sciences, said people were more likely to feel the quake if they were in tall buildings because of the sway. He said this is one of the biggest quakes experienced on the west coast, with the last one in Washington. "6.7 is nothing to sneeze at," he said. "You think of the earthquake in Haiti and it was about the same but it was shallow." The quake created a slight rattling as far away as Seattle, Washington, but police in the U.S. city said there were no reports of damage. The list of cities where the quake was felt includes San Francisco and Edmonton. But there is no tsunami warning advisory or warning for the U.S. or Canadian coasts,

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