Aftershocks continue to hit Haida Gwaii, 6.3 magnitude occurs right before noon

6.3 magnitude aftershock was felt in Haida Gwaii before noon on Oct. 28. Many smaller aftershocks have occurred since Oct. 27 earthquake.

A 6.3 magnitude aftershock occurred at 11:54 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 159 kilometres south-southwest of Masset.

Several aftershocks have occurred since last night’s 7.7 magnitude earthquake, however until this morning, aftershocks had been given a 5.1 seismic rating or less.

At 12:09 p.m. a 5.5 magnitude aftershock was reported.

“I [haven’t been feeling aftershocks] but I’ve heard that others did,” Carol Kulesha, mayor of Queen Charlotte City, said. Kulesha has been keeping in contact with people from all over the islands since yesterday evening.

According to National Resources Canada, the Oct. 27 earthquake was the second largest in Canadian history, behind 1949’s 8.1 magnitude earthquake that also happened offshore of Haida Gwaii. The third largest Canadian earthquake occurred in 1970, hitting south of Haida Gwaii with a magnitude of 7.4.

Fortunately no injuries or deaths occurring during last night’s earthquake have been reported.

“No one has required the ambulance. I’ve asked people to report back to me if the situation changed, and so far I’ve heard nothing,” Kulesha said, adding, “We missed the bullet. We’re very, very fortunate. We’re taking it as a good opportunity to practice for something more severe.”

Additionally, there haven’t been reports of any significant damage.

“As far as I’ve been able to determine there’s no major damage. People have lost things off of their shelves and I think some of the stores might have a bit of a clean up to do, but there’s no structural damage that has been reported,” Kulesha said.

A representative from the US Geological Survey (USGS) told the Prince Rupert Northern View aftershocks could last for months.

Unfortunately representatives from Masset could not be reached.

Keep checking back for updates.

Just Posted

City announces new emergency winter shelter location

The extreme weather shelter is located at 328 3rd Ave. St West and is expected to open this weekend

WEB POLL: What should the theme be for Seafest 2018?

Planning for Seafest 2018 has begun and the event’s organizers want to… Continue reading

The first snowfall of the season for Rupert

Environment Canada says the snow in Prince Rupert will change to rain later in the day

Sport Briefs

Here’s what’s going on in sports this weekend

Downtown location found for an emergency shelter

Prince Rupert mayor asks community to direct financial support to the North Coast Transition Society

A new husband-and-wife duo take the Salvation Army reins

Sabrina and Greg Silvey prepare for this year’s Christmas Hamper program in Prince Rupert

CONTEST: Send us your Hammy photos to win a free T-shirt

Submit your best Hammy the deer photo by Nov. 30 to be entered to win

Federal funding to combat guns, gangs and opioid crisis

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said illicit drugs are often main cause of guns, gangs violence

Riverview youth mental health centre proceeds

Replacement for Maples Treatment Centre first announced in March

Dead boy’s father posts Facebook response after Appeal Court upholds conviction

David, Collet Stephan were found guilty in their son Ezekiel’s 2012 death from bacterial meningitis

Trudeau mania, Scheer enthusiasm in B.C. this week

Prime minister, Conservative leader drop in on Surrey, White Rock

Forecasters promote avalanche safety awareness to kick off season

Avalanche Canada advising backcountry enthusiasts to get proper training and equipment.

B.C. church defaced with disturbing anti-Christian graffiti

Staff at Crossroads United Church reported the vandalism to police late last week

PayPal ordered to disclose business accounts to Canada Revenue Agency

Online payments company has 45 days to hand over information identifying its account holders

Most Read