Strong and shallow M 6.1 earthquake struck Haida Gwaii region, Canada

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A strong and shallow M 6.1 earthquake struck Haida Gwaii region (Queen Charlotte Sound), Canada, at 20:19 UTC on September 3, 2013. USGS is reporting a shallow depth of 1 km.

Epicenter was located at sea, 191 km (119 miles) WSW of Bella Bella and 592 km (368 miles) NW of Victoria (population 289 625), Canada. No tsunami warning was issued and there are no people living within 100 km radius. Bella Bella has a population of 1800 and is the largest community on the central coast north of Queen Charlotte Strait.

Strong aftershocks were reported following the M 6.1.

A 4.6 magnitude aftershock struck at 21:05 at depth of 10 km and an M 5.1 struck at 21:25 at depth of 12 km.

Featured image: USGS

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