Minor earthquake hits west of Haida Gwaii

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 hit off the west coast of Haida Gwaii.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 hit off the west coast of Haida Gwaii, precisely 143 kilometres south of Masset on Saturday at 2:05 p.m according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

“It was 10 kilometres deep, but probably nobody even felt it or noticed it,” said an Earthquakes Canada representative when contacted minutes later.

“It hardly qualifies as an earthquake.”

No immediate danger was to be posed to the surrounding inhabited areas on the island or mainland.

The tremors occurred 215 kilometres southwest of Prince Rupert.