Earthquake in Metro Vancouver

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There has been a 4.9 magnitude earthquake in Metro Vancouver tonight. It struck 23km north of Victoria and has been felt all around BC’s south coast. The National Tsunami Warning Center confirms there is no tsunami danger.

This quake at 11:39pm follows another that measured 4.4 and struck several hours earlier near San Bernardino, California. [Source: News1130]

No damage has been reported but SkyTrain and Canada Line systems in Vancouver are shutting down so that crews can perform maintenance checks.

Earthquake in Metro Vancouver

In Downtown Vancouver, we experienced a rolling shake in our house. Online, many are reporting of much more of an impact in their area, from the feeling of an explosion to much more intense shaking.

Information on what to do in the event of an earthquake is available online through the City of Vancouver. The city offers free planning workshops several times a month.


You can also follow EmergencyInfoBC on Twitter and make sure your 72 hour emergency preparedness kit is ready.

Update 12:20am: Natural Resources Canada says magnitude 4.3; US Geo Survey says 4.9. Still no reports of any damage. BC Hydro says there is no damage to transmission or distribution systems, and no power outages due to the earthquake.

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