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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 15:30:46 UTC
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 07:30:46 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION
260 km (162 miles) SSW (199°) from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
319 km (198 miles) WNW (301°) from Port Hardy, BC, Canada
339 km (211 miles) S (179°) from Metlakatla, AK
667 km (414 miles) WNW (301°) from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2 earthquakes hit B.C.'
Two earthquakes struck off the coast of British Columbia on Tuesday morning, shaking houses and scaring some residents throughout the North Coast region.
The first quake had a magnitude of 6.6 and was recorded just off the southern tip of Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, around 7:30 a.m. PT.
It was followed seven minutes later by a second quake with a magnitude of 5.7.
So far there are no reports of any damage, but residents reported the tremors were felt for about 15 to 30 seconds.