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. razzi

    Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord...forever and ever, Amen.
    Please read the bible and then decide if you want to pray. Be smart.

    September 9, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cat

    Being born and raised in Vancouver I grew up with earthquake kits, emergency routes and drills. Earthquakes in the Pacific Rim are not uncommon or rare by any means, especially on a few major fault lines. To use this quake as an example of a sign of an apocalypse is like freaking out over a hen laying an egg.

    September 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. vancouverite

    For all those people that think Vancouver rarely or never experiences earthquakes you guys couldnt be more wrong, since we sit right beside a fault line we experience earthquakes that are too small to feel (3000 recorded earthquakes last year).
    Even though more people did feel this earthquake, its no different than the one we felt back in November 2004. So stop with all your religious crap!

    September 9, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Freddy

    These are the signs of the revelation, folks....

    Let's put a stop to it. Bomb the heck out of God and make him cut this crap out.
    Then we can get back to our plasma TV's and SUV's.

    September 10, 2011 at 2:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. the prophet

    As I said last week there will massive earthquakes Las Vega will be hit hard. Yellow stone will erupt

    September 10, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. the prophet

    My post where is it cono

    September 10, 2011 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    any damage?

    September 10, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. Canada EQ

    This is nothing new, Canada has 6.7's all the time. Or do they?

    September 10, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  9. hjs3

    Outside agitators indeed......

    September 10, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. RUFFNUTT (elvis impersonater )

    i'm all shook up un huh...

    September 10, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ma & pa

    ma did not feel it in southeastern Minn. and breathed a little as she read your comments. Moms don't know any better than to worry.

    September 10, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ma & pa

    As for the science v. religion arguments...how about...God is absolute Truth? How about...science and religion both are imperfect yet in their search for Truth because both come from attempts at comprehension of God by man? Both try to show us to recognize and stay away from dangers of all kinds. How about...the discussions between those studying Truth does not negate or change it in any way. We are created with the ability to choose...love or hatred, wisdom or folly. Common sense and science now show us the why of some of the deadly dangers we sit on. The Bible has been telling us to be prepared for disasters physically and spiritually. Stay away from danger and love one another. No matter how beautiful the view, we hope you move your selves to a place of more safety as you can. Please. If not for yourselves, for your children's children as many generations and as far as necessary, keeping Yellowstone in mind.

    September 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • conscious realist

      How can you say science is imperfect ? Where are it's imperfections ? It's full and pure logic. Relgion is fairty tales. Earthquakes happen. stfu

      September 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ralph Miller

    EPICENTER

    The epicenter was 175 miles west of Vancouver. PERIOD!!!!! The CENTER was 50 miles below the surface.

    THE EPICENTER BY DEFINITION IS AT THE SURFACE OVER THE CENTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The media is screwing with the definition of epicenter!!!

    September 11, 2011 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  14. j,shmith

    And physical in nature and the universe, all around is full and the emergence of a "super-spin sub – domain super-rotation vector field – spin the material into ultra – ultra-rotation of the spin-potential movement and change." Objects as large as the universe Nebula, Galaxy, small particles of quarks L, D, spin. . . . . , Gravity and relativity, and its internal relations must be an integral and external linkages, "ring" – ultra-roton – super spin vector field games, nature origin, the origin of particles, the origin of the universe, the origin of changes in physical movement. Test the nature of scientific experiments, not tens of thousands of people repeated testing for verification and accurate and can be found from which to extract the inevitable and extremely critical of the mysterious natural laws of experimental evidence, theories and theorems are all equal to zero.Therefore, the natural scientists than social scientists far to harsh and hard, like a Newton's gravitation, Darwin's theory of evolution, cells, genes,, nebula science, models of the universe, the quark model, the gene model, plate theory, quantum mechanics, quantum chemistry, universe physics, cosmic chemistry, human genetics, physical anthropology, social anthropology, and so on. Scientific theories and discoveries and modern economic, political, social, religious, philosophical, military, technology, civilization, democracy are inseparable, therefore, the correct view and analysis of today's world and the planet of change and development, and truly predict the future of the world changes will be very important.Otherwise, a wrong move, round loser. Natural sciences and social sciences pregnant create infinite greatness and vast, but it is not that human nature is equivalent to an ordinary, modern humans in ape simply atavistic animal. As everyone knows, super-spin sub-, super-rotation vector field field – the material and the world super-rotation of the movement of the super-rotating (super-roton rotating equations and theorems) of mathematical equations and simple basic expressions are: numerous sequence ultra-c1, c2, c3. ....... tend to spin C (super-super-spin spin vector field field -– child 。。。。。) search beyond the natural and spontaneous in order to truly discover and understand nature.

    September 11, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  15. roger watson

    does posting on this site qualify me as a a idiot as well? a little hint here, if you start posting religion on a article about earthquakes you have god disease

    September 13, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
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