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. theXcop

    The ring of fire is alive.....we're not talking Johnny Cash here

    September 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. wetcougar

    I live in Seattle. That's strange, 6.4 (not 6.7 as being reported) is pretty strong and it wasn't all that deep. I'm surprised it wasn't more widely felt. It must be one of things where the composition of the ground and other factors negated the strength of the quake. Take for example a 6,4 quake in the LA basin at 14 miles deep would have shook the heck out them and would have been felt over a wide area.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ndubuisi Ogwo

    It's really worrisome at d rate natural disasters occur this days. These are truely d signs of d the end. Men aught 2 watch and pray.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pam D

      The Bible tells us that there will be wars, rumors or wars, and earthquakes in "diverse places" (areas that have not seen them before). "LOOK UP FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWETH NIGH". The Lord is returning soon and we need to get our houses in order and make sure that our families have given their hearts to Christ.

      September 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • adrifter

      I'll watch TV. You can do the praying.

      September 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathy H.

      These are signs of the times. I recommend you take a look at under WARNINGS and you'll see more of what is predicted to come ahead. Check it out and see for yourself.

      September 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • abcdef

      Can you spell "the"?

      September 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • OY

      It's called "science". You should read about it sometime.
      There are no End Times....unless you count the enormous amount of damage man himself is doing to this planet.

      September 9, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • SNAPPA

      Oh please, what's wrong with you? These are nothing more than natural occurences and will happen all the time. Educate yourself and do yourself a favor. The Earth is a dynamic system not subject to your idiotic beliefs it does what it does because the Earth is still cooling down from it's creation (No pun intended).

      September 9, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Devil in the Detials

      Yes and I'm coming for all you Christians who think you special and above other people because your pray....
      Yeah I'm coming for u 1st....

      September 9, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathy H.

      You may want to pay particular attention to the drought message posted on February 18, 2011 under WARNINGS. Scroll to bottom, right; click on archives on This has to be about Texas!

      September 9, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Woody

      There are and have been many earthquakes every day since the dawn of time ! We are just more aware of them today thanks to media ! Look up .

      September 9, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Woody

      2000 years ago people did not understand what an earthquake was ! We live on a living planet and we are but mammals ! Scared easily ones at that !

      September 9, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • hal


      September 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • about time

      There is no change in the frequency over time, the change is in the speed at which news now travels around the world.

      September 9, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jolt

      hey Pam.. stuff it. Tired of your kind shoving your crap in everyone's faces. Keep your bible and religion out of our lives , our laws, our faces. Ignorant asshat.

      September 9, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • everettreb

      Oh so are you guys saying that these places that are having the quakes have always had them and have them all of the time?
      That's good info thanks for that. I mean I didn't know that Virginia and Vancouver has quakes all of the time.

      Or did you guys just miss the part "earthquakes in "diverse places" (areas that have not seen them before)"?

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

      don't blame Canada. it's not our "fault" lol
      lay off the whole religion thing, please. it is rather tiresome and irrelevant.

      September 9, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deej59

      everettreb: I'm just guessing that your name indicates you're from Everett, Washington (just north of Seattle). If that's the case, then you know better. Vancouver may not be listed as an epicenter often, but neither is any other place. They happen all along the fault lines. And you should know that we have and have had earthquakes here going waaaaay back. This is a rockin' area. So your post is pretty strange. If you are NOT from here, then just know that you are wrong. This is Quake Central. Always has been.

      September 9, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ndubuisi Ogwo

    It's really worrisome at d rate natural disasters occur this days. Our scientists do not even answrs 4 them.These are truely d signs of d the end. Men aught 2 watch and pray.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • joe

      Earthquakes have happened since the beginning of time. Because there are plates that are moving in the ocean, everyone EXPECTED an earthquake here. Go back to your bible.

      September 9, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Woody

      Look up and every day there is an earthquake somewhere ! Always has been , always will be !

      September 9, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sapsxy

    mmm... I didn't feel anything... opps that wine... :))

    September 9, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank ( R - Ohio ) "Slam Bam"

    I can recall a few "wild" Richter wreckers in my time.

    September 9, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. awtrash

    Realistically your all very funny, however, Vancouver and Vancouver island are hovering right over a serious fault line and at some point may experience a tremor that will definately overshadow San Fransisco and Tokyo combined. The fault line in that area could end up doing double damage as it could pull down a good chunk of the island sending tsunamies all over the place. The spendid nature of that area is unsurpassed in the world, it is beautiful, and if I know anything from my time on this earth. When something becomes conciously beautiful in our crazy human minds, it ends up getting destroyed. Watch out Vancouverites, all two million of you, your in for a shock soon. That is why I left my beautiful home, that is why I retreated into the ugly, desolate plains of Saskatchewan.

    September 9, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nat

      "plains of Saskatchewan" ? You don't speak like a Canadian...

      September 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. awtrash

    Wish I knew how to spell while being drunk

    September 9, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • whydoicare

      no 'biggie'

      September 10, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. Woody

    Go to and you will see there are earthquakes every day ! You can even get an app for them on your i phone !

    September 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. aNN

    5.9 Virginia Quake, Near New york..Breaking news for 2 days.
    6.7 ..Quake ,nothing but a side note.

    September 9, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Dustin


    September 9, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Just speculation on my part, but it may have been such big news because it was felt from all the way down in Georgia to all the way up to Canada.

    September 9, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ray

    So most on here would like to disagree, creation v. science. Ok, but can we not be respectful of one another?

    September 9, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jonnhy olver

    no one knows the day and the hour but it`s time to repent through the grace of the almighty one loks like something is coming up to mesoamerica never ever seen before in all the time

    September 9, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. John McNair

    It was Perry's fault.

    September 9, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
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