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. Raynor

    Downgraded to a 6.4 magnitude, def. felt it in Nanaimo.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. kampercam

    Screenshot or it didn't happen

    September 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ThePhoenix

    I was on the ground floor of an office tower in downtown Vancouver and also didnt feel a thing. but people on the top floor were freaking out

    September 9, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JOna

    Jesus is coming!!

    September 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Burbank

    The quake has been downgraded to a 6.4 but that's still big! I have a friend that lives a mile from Puget Sound, I hope they are OK.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. estuardo

    Glory to Yahweh, i live about 35 min away from van city and it shook the fraser valley. Israel is key to our protection we blees them and we'll be blessed, we curse and we'll be cursed also!

    September 9, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris Honry

      Backwards. They cursed Jesus and themselves.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. the bible are correct about ancient Ninevah being spared for heeding God's warning. God has never, and would never, destroy anyone without first giving ample warning and ample time to stop doing whatever it is that God himself has condemned. These EQ's aren't God's judgements as your preacher man says. They are warnings of things to come, namely Jesus coming with a Sword.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • goddess

      This is the judgement of the Goddess. Not of your ridiculous God!

      September 9, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gary Douglas

    How does an earthquake in the Pacific Northwest turn into a discussion about Israel, folks???

    September 9, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Linda S.

    Maybe it's Al Queda doing all of these quakes lately.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • bubbles

      The earth just has an itch and is getting ready to shake off a bad case of fleas.

      September 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jesus isn't your buddy

    Recall what Jesus did to the greedy money-changers at the Temple. He fashioned for himself a whip. (Crack! Snap! Git you! And take you greedy ways with you OUT ! of my Fathers house) Where they went is well known. Banks, stock-markets, etc. And to this very day.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Gary Douglas

    There's a tsunami drill coming up in a few days on Washington's north Olympic Peninsula directly across from Vancouver Island. What if a real tsunami and the tsunami DRILL happen at the same time????

    September 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dan

    Earthquake or a riot from losing a hockey game?

    September 9, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Kms not miles

    CNN take note. You are incorrectly using miles when it should be Kilometers.The quake was not 175 miles west of Vancouver but 175 Kms west and 50 kms deep not 50 miles deep. It has now been changed to 25 Kms deep.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • bubbles

      Editors don't bother with such trite details, you silly person.

      September 9, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. More of the same...

    Just more birthing pains... would he come already?

    September 9, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Rick Bateman

    I was sitting in an office chair on the 14th floor of an apartment tower in Victoria. We get little quakes all the time but this one felt like someone walking by bumped into my chair.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
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