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. trish ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Hey guys, will you visit HelpFaye.ORG. a friend of mine is fighting for her life... Thanks

    September 9, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CelticHunter7

    The Earthquake Magnitude Scale is really comparing amplitudes of waves on a seismogram, not the STRENGTH (energy) of the quakes. So, a magnitude 8.7 is 794 times bigger than a 5.8 quake as measured on seismograms, but the 8.7 quake is about 23,000 times STRONGER than the 5.8! Since it is really the energy or strength that knocks down buildings, this is really the more important comparison. This means that it would take about 23,000 quakes of magnitude 5.8 to equal the energy released by one magnitude 8.7 event.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. scarrrryyy!!!!

    I felt it in Surrey!! felt the floor kinda moving slightly and then looked at two standing lamps and they were swaying.. coworkers told me it was in my head, until I read posts on good ole Facebook. it was very nerve wracking!!

    September 9, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cherries

      Hello Scaaary, I hope there sas no damages.
      Hey Callmeishmael, don't be such a jerk.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 2bits

    The Cascadia fault is warming up!

    September 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 2bits

    Too bad millions will soon feel the wrath of a 9.5 quake on the Cascadia fault system.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • doug

      LOL... no such thing nor is that magnitude even possible

      September 9, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • WornOutShoe

      doug, you are incorrect. Look at the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, which did register 9.5.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bill

    I live in Louisiana but I've visited Vancouver, BC and I didn't feel a thing. 🙂

    September 9, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tredecim

    All those geese...

    September 9, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Andy

    I am working in the ground floor of a office tower in Vancouver, really felt nothing. But the other workers at top of the building all rush down to the street. Make me think of 9-11.....

    September 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SeilnoigileR

    Read my lips – No New Texans!

    September 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • GeorgeKcnn

      I l love it!!!! 😉

      September 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bubbles

      Or wanna-be marxists, for that matter.

      September 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. monty

    2012 kids saddle up YMCMB...shout out illuminati

    September 9, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Poetess

    I felt it in surrey too, for about 20 seconds...def scared me.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lin

    If you want to see real fear and panic in Seattle, make it snow. An earthquake? That's chicken scratch next to half an inch of frozen ice crystals!

    September 9, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • KoleBigEars

      That's just cause the Californians who move up here don't know what the hell they're doing. Those of us who grew up on the east side of the state have no issues with it.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lin

      lol, Kole! Yes, I moved here from the east side, too.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • wetcougar

      Had to laugh because you are correct! I live in Seattle and have lived in WA my whole life. The first storm in 1995 I was just a young girl and there must have been 3 inches of snow but a lot of ice – I got in a wreck that day and I'm forever scarred.

      September 9, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • bubbles

      Aw c'mon. It's kinda fun to pull all those Cali's out of the ditches when it snows here. Can be quite lucrative for the tow truck operators as well I hear...

      September 9, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. rose

    No Reprt on that kim west trip is wonderful place,

    September 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. me

    There was a recent quake off Alaskan Coast last week. Must be an aftershock.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jesse Ventura

    It's a conspiracy I tell ya!! It was all HAARPs doing. They're testing it out for the false flag for a new 9/11. Watch my show for more "news."

    September 9, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
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