September 9th, 2011
04:15 PM ET

6.7-magnitude earthquake near Vancouver

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter was about 175 miles west of the city of Vancouver and nearly 50 miles underground.

There was no immediate danger of a tsunami, authorities said.

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  1. KandyceO

    Holy Guacamole!

    September 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      YEAH ! ! Bring it ON !!

      September 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. movement31

    Holy Bat knees batman!

    September 9, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Angie

    It's actually 16.1 miles underground.. CNN?

    September 9, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      who........ cares?

      September 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. matthew

    That was scary....for about 60 secs.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      that's what she said

      September 9, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    Did not feel it in Edmonton. Not surprising, with mountain ranges in the way.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joe Canadian

    Didn't feel a thing in our building in Vancouver.....I don't think this is the Zombie Apocalypse!

    September 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      ur clearly wrong sir

      September 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bubbles

      You seem knowledgeable. Maybe even self-smarted. Maybe you can help me.

      A guy just walked up to me and said he could "smell my brains", and he looks kinda sick. Do you think he was a zombie?

      September 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chris

    Live on the southern part of Vancouver island, didn't feel a thing, friends report it in Vancouver city.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Nenzi

    Felt it at my office in Seattle.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      no u didn't no u didn't no u didn't

      September 9, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Victoria-ite working abroad...

    info anyone?

    September 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      how about outfo?

      September 9, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bubbles

      Stop_Error. Irql_not_less_or_equal_to_error. Begiining physical memory dump.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. David

    Didn't feel it Victoria (on Vancouver Island)

    September 9, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      poor Victoria

      September 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Terence Joy

    I live in Vancouver and didn't feel a thing!

    September 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me

      But where are you now?

      September 9, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

      September 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mickflanigan

    didn't feel it on the Galapagos Islands. What the hell?

    Just kidding, in Portland didn't feel it.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Carolyn

    Teeshirt time!

    September 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. BeagleWonKenobi

    I am in an office tower in Vancouver and the building swayed. No visible damage, though.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Yeddo

    Hope everyone is ok.

    September 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
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