Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake Smacks Canada’s Pacific Coast

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake has hit off Canada’s Pacific coast province of British Columbia Saturday night, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

The quake was centered 123 miles south-southwest of Prince Rupert at a depth of 6.2 miles, the USGS said.

A tsunami warning is in effect for coastal areas of BC and Alaska from the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

According to Al Jazeera’s Daniel Lak, reporting from Toronto, said that it was still unclear what the damage was like on the ground.

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit Canada’s Pacific coast province of British Columbia on Saturday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

“It is an extemely remote area … it has a population of around 5000 people spread over a large area.

Lak further stated, “My own own suspicion is that there isn’t much communication [right now], but we will hear shortly.”

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