4.9 shakes British Columbia

Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • Residents in many areas of B.C. reported feeling the effects of a minor earthquake that struck in B.C.’s Coast Mountains, about 220 kilometers north of Vancouver on Sunday afternoon.
  • Earthquakes Canada says the quake was recorded at 3:23 p.m. PST and registered at a magnitude of 4.9, but so far there are no reports of damage or secondary impacts, such as landslides.
  • John Cassidy, a seismologist with Natural Resources Canada, says earthquakes are a relatively rare occurrence for the central part of the province’s coastal mountain range, with the last being a 4.1 magnitude quake in 2017.
  • “It appears to be a relatively shallow earthquake and with a number of small aftershocks so far … in the magnitude one-to-two-and-a-half range,” he said, adding aftershocks can happen hours or even days after such quakes, but tend to drop off in frequency “as time goes on.”

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