Magnitude 6.2 aftershock recorded as earth around Haida Gwaii continues to shake

As aftershocks continue to shake the ground around Haida Gwaii, a second significant quake hit the north coast on Monday night.

As aftershocks continue to shake the ground around Haida Gwaii, a second significant aftershock hit the north coast on Monday night.

This aftershock, which occurred at 7:29 p.m. on Oct. 29, measured in at a magnitude 6.2 and was located 188 kilometres south of Masset at a depth of 9.7 kilometres. As with the magnitude 7.7 earthquake that shook houses as far away as Chetwynd on Saturday night, there was no major damage or injuries reported.

Since Saturday’s earthquake there have been more than 75 aftershocks around Moresby Island, ranging in size from magnitude 4.0 to magnitude 6.3.