Earthquake Information

October 28, 2012 (03:04:10 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.7 Queen Charlotte Islands

A major 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck at 8:04 PM local time in western British Columbia, Canada. The epicenter is located on Moresby Island, the southern large island in the Queen Charlotte Islands region. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. A tsunami warning was issued following the earthquake.

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