BRITISH COLUMBIA

Haida Gwaii Earthquakes Shake BC Coast

03/14/2013 08:33 EDT | Updated 05/14/2013 05:12 EDT
USGS
VANCOUVER - Two earthquakes have occurred off the north B.C. coast, the latest in a series that has rattled the area since last fall.

The quakes with a magnitude of 4.6 and 4.3 struck about 75 kilometres south and 97 kilometres southwest of Sandspit on the Haida Gwaii islands.

The West Coast-Alaska Tsunami Warning Centre in Palmer, Alaska, says there is no tsunami danger from either quake.

Two other quakes of similar magnitudes occurred in February in the same region.

A 7.7 earthquake rocked Haida Gwaii in October, the strongest recorded in Canada since an 8.1 shaker hit the same area in 1949.

None of the recent tremors has caused any damage.