09 Sep '11, 9pm

In case you missed this Friday: #Earthquake Strikes West Coast, Est. 6.4, Off Vancouver Island.

TreeHugger Mat, who just survived the East coast earthquake of two weeks ago sends his best wishes: My heart goes out to those people who didn't feel anything and are 100% alright. Earthquakes are far more common on the west coast, so we probably shouldn't expect the kind of hype and horror that happened on the east coast. It is a minor quake, and the official line appears to be: No tsunami watch or advisory or warning has been issued for BC Simon Fraser University Geologist Brent Ward reports: A 6.7 magnitude earthquake just occurred off Vancouver Island. The effects were felt in the Lower Mainland. SFU geologist Brent Ward said the quake likely originated from stress built up due to the oceanic Juan de Fuca plate subducting under the North American plate. "This quake would have been most strongly felt in small communities on the west coast of Vancouver Island, such as Go...

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