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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - 91km S of Port Hardy, Canada on Thursday, 24 April 2014

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 94km S of Port Hardy, Canada on Thursday, 24 April 2014

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - 94km S of Port Hardy, Canada on Thursday, 24 April 2014
24 Apr 03:14 UTC: First to report: USGS after 4 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 24 April 2014 03:10 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 19:10:12
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 11.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.8459°N / 127.444°W (Canada)
Nearest volcano: Silverthrone (190 km / 118 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) SW of Port McNeill (pop: 2,100)
135 km (84 mi) NW of Tofino (pop: 1,700)
159 km (99 mi) W of Campbell River (pop: 33,400)
170 km (106 mi) NW of Ucluelet (pop: 1,600)
175 km (109 mi) W of Cumberland (pop: 2,600)
177 km (110 mi) W of Courtenay (pop: 32,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 19:10:12 (24 Apr 03:10:12 UTC)M 6.6 / 11.4 km94km S of Port Hardy, CanadaUSGS
Thu, 24 Apr 03:10 UTCM 6.5 / 10 kmVANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGIONEMSC
Thu, 24 Apr 03:10 UTCM 6.5 / 10 kmVancouver Island, Canada RegionGFZ
Thu, 24 Apr 03:10 UTCM 6.6 / 11 kmS of Port Hardy, CanadaGeoAu
Thu, 24 Apr 03:10 UTCM 6.5 / 10 km117 Km W of Gold R.,BC.NRCAN

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VALLEJO, CA (QUAKE OCCURED 4-23-2014 (1367.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : This quake occurred on the date, April 23, 2014 PDT
Malott, Wa. 988829 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : sound of thunder house shake was sitting
Kamloops / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Light shaking. Not very noticeable but enough to move stuff in the cupboards
Vancouver, B.C. (316.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Courtenay bc / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Vancouver B.C. / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Could feel shaking in Vancouver.
Vancouver (318.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Vancouver (332.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Alert bay / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
kelowna bc / not felt : Plants and anything hanging were swaying enough to notice. All in synchronization.
Kelowna (Canada, 575 km E of epicenter) : Bay windows made cracking sounds but did not break. Hanging lights in kitchen and living room were swaying. (reported through EMSC)
Kelowna (Canada, 575 km E of epicenter) : I felt dizzy and all the lamps were swinging. (reported through EMSC)
Vanderhoof (Canada, 528 km NE of epicenter) : It was mild, felt very dizzy and sick to stomach. It lasted approximately 1-2 minutes. (reported through EMSC)
Kamloops (Canada, 520 km E of epicenter) : All we noticed out of the ordinary was a wind chime in our house was tinkling, and it never does, and the pull strings on our venetian blinds were slightly swaying. (reported through EMSC)
Kamloops (Canada, 520 km E of epicenter) : Blinds started swaying first. All through the house (4 level split - all 4 levels) anything hanging from the ceiling - pendant lamps, etc. started swaying. Swaying lasted about 10 minutes. (reported through EMSC)
Quesnel (Canada, 498 km NE of epicenter) : the wind chime chimed which was what alerted us, then noticed the hanging plants swaying. (reported through EMSC)
Kitimat (Canada, 483 km NW of epicenter) : Just another west coast roller. Time 03:13 UTC, 8:13 pst local. quite common. (reported through EMSC)
Williams Lake (Canada, 458 km NE of epicenter) : was watching tv when my mom phoned and asked me is any of my hanging plants and wind chimes were moving and yes they were. May dog was also hiding (reported through EMSC)
Seattle (United States, 450 km SE of epicenter) : Seemed to be maybe 3-4 minutes after the reported 8:10 time, but it was unmistably a quake, and I immediately checked online. (reported through EMSC)
(Canada, 439 km NW of epicenter) : scary (reported through EMSC)
Chilliwack (Canada, 407 km E of epicenter) : noticed a couple of hanging objects swinging slightly (reported through EMSC)
Chilliwack (Canada, 407 km E of epicenter) : Lights were shaking for about a minute (reported through EMSC)
Chilliwack (Canada, 407 km E of epicenter) : Felt the shake (mildly). Ceiling lights, chandeliers moved slightly for about a minute (reported through EMSC)
Chilliwack (Canada, 407 km E of epicenter) : I was feeling dizzy while looking at the computer, and thought it was harder to read the text. Feeling nauseous and thinking I was getting old and would need glasses. I enlarged the text and shrunk it and still couldn't really look at the screen/text. Then looked up and the lights were swaying! (reported through EMSC)
Chilliwack (Canada, 407 km E of epicenter) : All hanging objects (light fixtures, vertical blinds, indoor chimes) were swaying (reported through EMSC)
Chilliwack (Canada, 407 km E of epicenter) : First one ever felt, my immediate reaction - looked outside, then checked this website and that was approx 4 - 5 minutes after the earthquake off Vancouver Island. (reported through EMSC)
D'Arcy (Canada, 368 km E of epicenter) : Slight swaying. Had no idea there had been earthquake till a few minutes after. And Knew that was what I had felt. (reported through EMSC)
Langley (Canada, 366 km E of epicenter) : our hanging lamps, curtains and hanging plants were swaying (reported through EMSC)
Maple Ridge (Canada, 360 km E of epicenter) : It felt like swaying, like being in a moving RV. Not shaking. (reported through EMSC)
Maple Ridge (Canada, 360 km E of epicenter) : duration approx. 15 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Maple Ridge (Canada, 360 km E of epicenter) : I didn't realize it was an earthquake when it first happened. I felt dizzy momentarily, then noticed the wooden blinds really swaying. The kitten was a little surprised & nervous - he was in his kitty tree which was moving a bit (reported through EMSC)
Maple Ridge (Canada, 360 km E of epicenter) : I just think it's nutty that we felt this in Maple Ridge. A slow slidy swaying but definitely felt. (reported through EMSC)
Maple Ridge (Canada, 360 km E of epicenter) : My girlfriend lives in Abbotsford and she felt it. (reported through EMSC)
Maple Ridge (Canada, 360 km E of epicenter) : how strong it was best way to say about it was like had little too many drinks and you feel little unbalance. I was sitting down playing my games and i notes it like 5 to 8 sec when it hit last good 20 sec after (reported through EMSC)
Maple Ridge (Canada, 360 km E of epicenter) : Felt movement in a fashion that made me feel dizzy, until I saw chains from ceiling fan swaying. (reported through EMSC)
(Canada, 353 km E of epicenter) : Gentle horizontal motion for about 4 seconds. Chandelier swinging about 2 inches. (reported through EMSC)
Pitt Meadows (Canada, 353 km E of epicenter) : I am surprised I felt this earthquake being so far away. It was definitely noticeable in my house. I was looking for something to hide under. When it stopped I looked online to see where it was and it was a long ways off from me on Vancouver Island. I'm on the mainland about 40 min west of Vancouver (reported through EMSC)
Pitt Meadows (Canada, 353 km E of epicenter) : Very mild other than blinds and lights gently swung half an inch (reported through EMSC)
Pitt Meadows (Canada, 353 km E of epicenter) : Felt large rocking back and forth no furniture moved just body. (reported through EMSC)
White Rock (Canada, 350 km E of epicenter) : House shook, lights swinging, power cables outside swinging at the same rate/speed as pendulum lights. Just odd and brief (reported through EMSC)
White Rock (Canada, 350 km E of epicenter) : My daughter and I did not feel the earth quake but my husband and son said they did! They said it was very fast, 5 second quake. (reported through EMSC)
Port Coquitlam (Canada, 346 km E of epicenter) : Was sitting watching tv and then started to feel slightly dizzy and the hanging lights started swaying and the guitars on my wall were swaying also. (reported through EMSC)
Port Coquitlam (Canada, 346 km E of epicenter) : Could feel couch swaying and blinds swinging. (reported through EMSC)
Surrey (Canada, 344 km E of epicenter) : blinds on doors and windows swaying lightly (reported through EMSC)
Surrey (Canada, 344 km E of epicenter) : I heard from some friends in Victoria that they felt nothing, either. (reported through EMSC)
Surrey (Canada, 344 km E of epicenter) : Our pool is sloshing like waves in the ocean (reported through EMSC)
Surrey (Canada, 344 km E of epicenter) : I was shopping at Home Depot. I fill it about 15-20 seconds. When I looked at the lamps under the roof, all of them were swayed about 10cm. (reported through EMSC)
Surrey (Canada, 344 km E of epicenter) : I fell the building shaking - pretty scary (reported through EMSC)
Surrey (Canada, 344 km E of epicenter) : It made us feel nauseous and dizzy - it wasn't a shaking, it was a definite swaying. (reported through EMSC)
Coquitlam (Canada, 344 km E of epicenter) : I always wanted to feel what an earthquake felt like but didn't feel a thing maybe because I live on the mountain (reported through EMSC)
Coquitlam (Canada, 344 km E of epicenter) : Notice something like a camera flash outside. (reported through EMSC)
(Canada, 341 km E of epicenter) : Notices the rock chair next to me started to rock on its own. Also pot hanging frim ceiling pot rack started to sway. Checked website and saw news of quake 2 minutes before noticed activity. (reported through EMSC)
Pemberton (Canada, 341 km E of epicenter) : Lights and pots hanging from the ceiling were moving in swaying. (reported through EMSC)
Port Moody (Canada, 341 km E of epicenter) : Live beside train tracks so I thought it might be that when I first heard a bit of rumbling. The door frames and windows were creaking, blinds moving, and slight sway…...felt motion sickness. Lasted about 30 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Port Moody (Canada, 341 km E of epicenter) : Thought I heard a mild rumble but dismissed. As just noise outside but then my wife said that the hanging light was moving back and forth about one to two centimeters. I then went around the house and noticed other lights were swaying.. (reported through EMSC)
Port Moody (Canada, 341 km E of epicenter) : Lasted under a minute, blinds were swaying and felt and heard the building creak, very scary! (reported through EMSC)
Port Moody (Canada, 341 km E of epicenter) : heard creaking in the building, blinds and lights started swaying as if there was wind blowing them. I didn't feel any shaking or swaying. (reported through EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada, 338 km E of epicenter) : Very tall building. Swaying for approx 30 secs (reported through EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada, 338 km E of epicenter) : Impression de déséquilibre (reported through EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada, 338 km E of epicenter) : My dog started barking and she was really frighten (reported through EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada, 338 km E of epicenter) : Noticed the chandelier was moving and felt like I was dizzy. Checked with the neighbours and their chandelier was moving as well. (reported through EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada, 338 km E of epicenter) : It was a definite swaying (side to side) motion, as opposed to vertical movement. (reported through EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada, 338 km E of epicenter) : It lasted a good 25 to 30 seconds (reported through EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada, 338 km E of epicenter) : I live in a condo on the 9th floor. At first I thought I saw a shift movement then the door in my bedroom started swinging back & forth then I could hear the walls making creaking sounds so I knew the building was moving without feeling it moving. It lasted I think about 20- 30 seconds. I was on the phone with my friend who lives in Burnaby bc and she said she could see things swinging in her house but did not feel the earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada, 338 km E of epicenter) : House shook for about 4 minutes and body felt weird (reported through EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada, 338 km E of epicenter) : hanging light swung for about 2 min (reported through EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada, 338 km E of epicenter) : My friends felt it in downtown Vancouver as well. (reported through EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada, 338 km E of epicenter) : I was sitting on my couch in the living room then I noticed that my wine glasses and my window blinds were moving and making noises. I felt a bit dizzy too yet I was sitting. (reported through EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada, 338 km E of epicenter) : My 23 story condo is huge - and I heard it creak and crack above - blinds in the windows banged together. I've had many felt before, but this scared me. (reported through EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada, 338 km E of epicenter) : I started to feel a bit dizzy and noticed that the door (open position) was moving slightly because it has a slight squeak in the hinge. It only lasted about 20 to 30 seconds and the door stopped and I wasn't dizzy anymore. (reported through EMSC)
Victoria (Canada, 337 km SE of epicenter) : It felt like I was having a big full body tremor, wasn't sure at first if I have a medical event in my own body but my addrenilin told me different. It happened about 3-4 times I think, then it stopped. Thanks! (reported through EMSC)
Victoria (Canada, 337 km SE of epicenter) : It made the water in my glass and dogs bowl move back and forth. (reported through EMSC)
Delta (Canada, 334 km E of epicenter) : Just heard things shaking (reported through EMSC)
Delta (Canada, 334 km E of epicenter) : I did not feel the earthquake, but only noticed that something had happened because the wind chimes in our dining room started ringing. When I went into that room I noticed that the chandelier was swinging. (reported through EMSC)
Delta (Canada, 334 km E of epicenter) : The chair I was sitting it was slowly swaying for about 30 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Delta (Canada, 334 km E of epicenter) : very minor shaker for about a minute (reported through EMSC)
Burnaby (Canada, 331 km E of epicenter) : Really weird to feel such a weak earthquake so far from the place where the earthquake happened. (reported through EMSC)
Burnaby (Canada, 331 km E of epicenter) : as with other comments posted, felt a bit nauseated, seemed to last twice as long as the other one in Haida Gwaii. Felt two distinct waves or shocks. (reported through EMSC)
Burnaby (Canada, 331 km E of epicenter) : left with a feeing of motion sickness (reported through EMSC)
Burnaby (Canada, 331 km E of epicenter) : Didn't feel a thing but saw the Chandler sway. (reported through EMSC)
Burnaby (Canada, 331 km E of epicenter) : My kitties felt it a few seconds before I did! They both ran up to me meowing and looking for cuddles and within ~10 seconds I felt the swaying. (reported through EMSC)
North Vancouver (Canada, 324 km E of epicenter) : Seemed to go on for a much longer time than my previous experience which was the Haida Gwaii earthquake of 2012 (reported through EMSC)
North Vancouver (Canada, 324 km E of epicenter) : Slight vibration and swinging lights on 5th floor of building (reported through EMSC)
North Vancouver (Canada, 324 km E of epicenter) : At first I thought it was a large truck rumbling past. (reported through EMSC)
North Vancouver (Canada, 324 km E of epicenter) : Highrise. A definite vibration. Creaking. (reported through EMSC)
North Vancouver (Canada, 324 km E of epicenter) : i am on the 9th floor of my apartment building and felt the whole building gently sway, and the lamp hanging front he ceiling started to swing back and forth. I felt slightly dizzy and nauseous, very weird. This is the biggest I have ever felt in North Vancouver since I came here 10 years ago (reported through EMSC)
Sidney (Canada, 323 km E of epicenter) : Just a rolling wave felt for about 15 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Sidney (Canada, 323 km E of epicenter) : The feeling seemed to last much longer than others I have felt before. I hear now that there have been after shocks, so perhaps that is why it felt like it was lasting longer. Perhaps 10 or 15 seconds ..... ? (reported through EMSC)
Richmond (Canada, 323 km E of epicenter) : The pots and pans and chandelier were shaking (reported through EMSC)
Richmond (Canada, 323 km E of epicenter) : Very mild. Only noticed because fireplace tools swung and clanked. (reported through EMSC)
Richmond (Canada, 323 km E of epicenter) : The chandelier swung at about 326-312 degrees, almost North to South. Interestingly, it pointed towards the epicentre. (reported through EMSC)
Richmond (Canada, 323 km E of epicenter) : Didn't really feel it, but noticed that the blinds were moving (thought it was wind coming in the window) then notice our chandelier was swinging a bit and the pendulums in our grandfather clock were moving and tapping one another. No one else in the house felt it, they were on the ground floor I was upstairs in our house. (reported through EMSC)
Richmond (Canada, 323 km E of epicenter) : Noticed my lights and blinds swinging. Didn't feel shaking - more waviness. (reported through EMSC)
Richmond (Canada, 323 km E of epicenter) : Felt mild-moderate instant nausea when quake started, nausea stopped shortly after quake ended. (reported through EMSC)
Richmond (Canada, 323 km E of epicenter) : I lived in Japan and this was a earthquake forsure. (reported through EMSC)
Richmond (Canada, 323 km E of epicenter) : both me and my girlfreind felt it. Called a few others in East Vancouver (Kingsway/Joyce area) and nobody felt it. (reported through EMSC)
Richmond (Canada, 323 km E of epicenter) : My wife and I were in different rooms at time of earthquake, but we both reacted simultaneously to swaying. The most we have experienced since living here for more than 8 years. Building was definitely moving. (reported through EMSC)
Richmond (Canada, 323 km E of epicenter) : I felt it and my blinds and our chandelier was swaying. It was kind of scary! (reported through EMSC)
Richmond (Canada, 323 km E of epicenter) : I was sitting on the chesterfield and it shook slightly (reported through EMSC)
Richmond (Canada, 323 km E of epicenter) : Mild sideways shift, Northwest to Southeast almost a bump (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : Biggest one felt to date in DT Vancouver apartment. West wall rattled. (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : It felt stronger than the last one I felt a few years ago. (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : the blinds swung, then swung again and the pull moved for a few seconds before becoming still (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : Felt swaying and a shaking in my chair. (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : Was on 18th floor of building. First noticed ticking noise made by the swaying motion of hanging pod light above kitchen counter, then felt the tremors. No damage. (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : Last like 7 secs (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : We are on 25th floor. Very obvious movement - chandelier swaying and curtains moving. Sitting on the couch , it was almost a seasick type of feeling. (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : I was in my office, one of the high rise in downtown Vancouver. Felt dizzy when the building started shaking (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : On 11th floor in downtown Vancouver. Heard ceiling make creaking noises and saw the curtain sway for about 20 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : That was neat! (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : Sitting in my and I felt it shake, thought it was the wind swaying my car but its not windy at all. (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : This dwelling is near the riverbank, perhaps that's why it felt more like swaying. (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : I wondered why local media (TV, newspaper) didn't post any on-line bulletins. I found this site via google. Need more public information on where to find earthquake confirmation quickly. (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : This one lasted longer and felt much stronger than the one that occurred near Seattle ~15 years ago. (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : Only noticed the quake due to a hanging lamp swinging several inches (enough that the swaying continued for several minutes). None of the three people in the room felt the quake. (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : Very gentle moving of the floor.. Felt like I was in the ocean. Seasick (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : Noticed the blinds all of a sudden starting to sway quite a bit. Felt dizzy. Swaying continued. Noticed chandelier also swaying in a pendulum motion. (reported through EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada, 322 km E of epicenter) : after feeling the earthquake, I learned it was actually quite far away, in Campbell River. I was surprised it was so noticeable in downtown Vancouver. (reported through EMSC)
Squamish (Canada, 312 km E of epicenter) : felt dizzy and then saw window shades swaying. Was on computer in FACEBOOK and typed in Earthquake and lots of people started responding. Friends on Vancouver Island felt it as well as on the Lower Mainland & up the coast to Squamish where I live. (reported through EMSC)
Squamish (Canada, 312 km E of epicenter) : Small movement. Almost unnoticeable. (reported through EMSC)
Squamish (Canada, 312 km E of epicenter) : Ready the bunker!! The big one is coming!!! (reported through EMSC)
Squamish (Canada, 312 km E of epicenter) : I told my gf that were having a earth quake and she said what? I looked at the light swaying 8 inches from side to side and told her get out of the house. When we got out our Neighbour came running out in her pjs. And we looked at each other like did you feel that. (reported through EMSC)
Squamish (Canada, 312 km E of epicenter) : I thought I was going dizzy, my chair felt like it was swaying, my husband and I looked at eachother and then noticed the blinds swaying. It lasted awhile, 30 seconds?? (reported through EMSC)
Duncan (Canada, 297 km E of epicenter) : Was a swaying and didn't last too long (reported through EMSC)
Duncan (Canada, 297 km E of epicenter) : west to east swaying (reported through EMSC)
Lake Cowichan (Canada, 271 km SE of epicenter) : Made my bookcases sway, I have chimes on top of one, and noticed the sound. (reported through EMSC)
Lake Cowichan (Canada, 271 km SE of epicenter) : Felt like I was on a boat going over waves sideways for about a minute to two minutes (reported through EMSC)
Nanaimo (Canada, 266 km E of epicenter) : Thought I was having a dizzy spell. Stopped for a moment and then started right back - twice more. My husband noticed it also. Total length of time about 30 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Port Renfrew (Canada, 262 km SE of epicenter) : It felt like a large truck comming down the road, you could hear it comming, first slight shaking then more intense, then it calmed, lasted a good 30 seconds, things on table moved east to west. Looked at clock, 8:12 pm. (reported through EMSC)
Halfmoon Bay (Canada, 260 km E of epicenter) : very minor at our location (reported through EMSC)
Halfmoon Bay (Canada, 260 km E of epicenter) : Shook for about 30 seconds inside chime shook and water in fish tank moving about an inch and a half side to side. Felt smaller tremor about two minutes later (reported through EMSC)
Nanoose Bay (Canada, 245 km E of epicenter) : IT WAS AN UNUSUAL SOUND. IT SOUNDED LIKE SOMETHING LARGE HAD FALLEN DOWN BUT WE COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING. THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE SO I NOTED THE TIME AND WATCHED FOR EARTHQUAKE ALLERTS (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : It was a slow swaying motion. It took me a moment to realize that my husband wasn't somehow making the floor move. Felt like the one we had in almost the same place a year or 2 ago. No damage, nothing fell and when I went to tell my kids they hadn't even noticed it. I had a slightly dizzy feeling as I walked down the hall. (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : Small shake and gone (reported through EMSC)
Tahsis (Canada, 62 km E of epicenter) : I was wondering why my animals were acting so strange all day Tuesday and Wednesday, running around the house and then clinging to me and scared to go out side. The one we had two years ago there was no signs from the animals at all. I did not feel the after shocks at all. Please have your quake supplies ready!! (reported through EMSC)
Qualicum Beach (Canada, 226 km E of epicenter) : At first thought there was something physically wrong with me - almost felt dizzy/nauseated. Then I looked around and saw all the hanging lights swaying and heard a few things shifting. Lasted about 20 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Qualicum Beach (Canada, 226 km E of epicenter) : Felt mild rolling action (like bobbing on waves), but unmistakable (I've felt earthquakes before) (reported through EMSC)
Qualicum Beach (Canada, 226 km E of epicenter) : Gentle undulation west to east lasting about 3-4 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Qualicum Beach (Canada, 226 km E of epicenter) : Not useful I'm sure but it was a very surreal experience. It was kind of a gentle vibration that almost made me feel a bit seasick. (reported through EMSC)
Qualicum Beach (Canada, 226 km E of epicenter) : Unmistakable earthquake felt for 20 to 30 seconds approximately 35 minutes ago. Now 845pm here on the East Coast of Vancouver Island in the seaside town of Qualicum Beach (reported through EMSC)
Qualicum Beach (Canada, 226 km E of epicenter) : First time feeling a quake, dog slept through it all. We are not frightened at all but it sure got a good conversation going about our preparedness (or lack of) and what we should do in case of further tremors. (reported through EMSC)
Qualicum Beach (Canada, 226 km E of epicenter) : It was a weird noise that brought me out to the deck .. the cat was scared and went in ... I live at the top top of a large rock mountain .. at the back of Cameron Lake ... the wind confused me .... cuz the trembling in floor wasn't justifying that ... (reported through EMSC)
Powell River (Canada, 214 km E of epicenter) : I only felt my rocker chair move side to side...minimal (reported through EMSC)
Powell River (Canada, 214 km E of epicenter) : Felt sick and dizzy while sitting down and my bedroom door was slightly swinging. (reported through EMSC)
Powell River (Canada, 214 km E of epicenter) : On. Computer and the chair that was on wheels was moving around the floor. Dog was whining and upset wanted to be cuddled and assured. My wife was lying down at the time and never felt it (reported through EMSC)
Powell River (Canada, 214 km E of epicenter) : Lights swaying, blinds rattling and the floor seemed to move underfoot (reported through EMSC)
Powell River (Canada, 214 km E of epicenter) : I was sitting in my chair, which has wheels, at my desk. I first noticed my upper body, from buttocks and upwards swaying gently and then the window blind did the same swaying movement and I realized it was probably an earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
Powell River (Canada, 214 km E of epicenter) : I was sitting at my computer and everything began to sway a bit. I went downstairs and my creaky ping pong table was creaking as it moved. I went outside and said I though we were having an earthquake, but there was no evidence of it outside. I checked online and sure enough, there it was. It didn't last more than 15 seconds, but was unmistakable. (reported through EMSC)
Port Alberni (Canada, 204 km E of epicenter) : We were watching t.v., felt 'vibration', looked at my waterglass, slight movement, our cat and dog had no reaction. (reported through EMSC)
Port Alberni (Canada, 204 km E of epicenter) : .. short duration.. maybe 20 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : I was alerted to the possibility of an aftershock. Got outdoor clothes near exit. (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : 2 adults felt distinct horizontal rocking in an east west motion. About 8:10 pm wed. Apr 23 (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : I felt like I had vertigo and am nauseous (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : Felt like waves rolling, blinds were shaking, telephone poles were moving, boyfriend noticed first and told me then I felt it all, no damage was done (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : Lasted about 2 or 3 seconds, seemed like 2 distinct events, very close together (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : Our chandelier swung in a circular motion upstairs. (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : Set off my vertigo (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : Started our grandfather clock! (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : Felt as if my equilibrium was swaying. Light headed. Lasted long enough for me to think if what I was feeling was a earthquake or just me. Length was about 20-30 sec. (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : Our mobile home sits on a cement pad, unanchored. We felt the home swaying, moving about. All hanging plants, lights, ornaments were swaying. The power poles and power line were moving also. We felt the aftershock also. (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : Motion was a fairly gentle, smooth side to side motion. I felt only three cycles which probably took only two seconds total. My wife who was standing and then walking says she felt some movement for perhaps 10 seconds total. (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : I was sitting in my desk chair working and it swayed back and forth about maybe 1-2 inches. The blinds in my window did the same thing. The swaying lasted for perhaps 8-10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : The sound was like strong wind hitting the house crossed with when a large truck rolls by with a heavy load at high speed and it felt like it came over us from the SSE. (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : Earthquakes make me feel dizzy (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : chair i was sitting in obviously wiggled. windchimes in bay window, chimed. other window decorations swayed. (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : I opened the door of the room I was in and realized it was swaying back and forth (at first I just thought it was me feeling dizzy). Then I noticed the clothes that were hanging on the line swaying too (reported through EMSC)
Comox (Canada, 185 km E of epicenter) : Felt a sensation like you get when going down a tall building in an elevator (stomach) (reported through EMSC)
Mansons Landing (Canada, 183 km E of epicenter) : Distinctly noticeable swaying. I knew immediately that it was an earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : Instant vertigo, light headed feeling - I realised I wasn't fainting, since the lamps were swaying and the kitchen utensils were swinging on their hooks - it was obviously an Earthquake. A little unnerving, felt wired after. No damage found, motorcycles were still up on kickstands, and most important: pets were all ok. Cat a little spazzy, but dog was still sleeping. An odd reminder of how small, and kinda powerless, we really are.... :) (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : Was sitting on couch watching news. The floor start vibrating at least 10 seconds. My wife look at me wierdly and we get out with pajamas. First time experience. (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : hanging stained glass birds in windows rattled against window panes. Hangin crystals in windows swayed. no other effects. (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : I was sitting quietly when I felt a bit dizzy/nauseous then felt the shaking. My son managed to convince me it was all in my head then I looked at Facebook and it was pretty obvious that it had actually happened. Pay attention to your instinct, people.. even if you have pessimistic teens :) (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : Sitting at computer. Felt the floor move under the chair, thought I was feeling dizzy. Seemed to pass and then felt again quite quickly. Looked at desk and light pull on desk lamp was swaying back and forth and my metal container with pens and pencils was rocking back and forth. My husband in other room didn't feel it. (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : It lasted at leas 90 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : 2-3 seconds duration. Felt like vertigo. Noticed water surface in pitcher was moving, and blinds swaying about 1 inch or so. (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : Sitting outside on the deck, it started eating.... Chandelier in the kitchen also swaying..... Lasted 1-2 mins inthink (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : It was quite an odd feeling, the house was swaying (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : was sitting on couch, felt the couch was swaying, very strange sensation figure it out ( as an earthquake) until i looked up and saw the chandelier swaying a lot, there was two sets of swaying (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : picture fell off wall (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : This was the third earthquake I've felt and I definitely knew it was happening at the time. The whole house seemed to be lightly swaying. I went outside and I was still experience the swaying on the front porch. My dog was on the front lawn and he didn't seem to notice - he's a very mellow 9 1/2 year old Golden Retriever. It seemed to go on for at least a minute or two. (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : Made me and my daughter feel sick, instant vertigo feeling. (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : Was sitting in a big gymnasium. Felt the floor moving beneath my feet. Felt very dizzy. Props on the stage were swaying. (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : Lasted about 30 seconds and shook the chair I was sitting in. (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : I was asleep having a dream of dragging a wheeled battery charger across a frozen field and woke up at 508-509 am (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : Windows and walls seemed to be swaying. I was on the phone at the time and had trouble not swaying. Felt like I had lost my balance even while sitting. (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : it felt like we were on a boat moving. did not feel like a 6,5 I thought it was a 4 (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : Just a subtle motion, enough to notice, but not enough to be sure it was an actual earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : I could feel my couch moving. It didn't move out of place it was like someone shaking it back and forth. (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : Soon as I realized what it was...thought "Earthquake..do drill..then it stopped...so I grabbed the cat and put her in her cat carrier nearby...and under the heavy dining room table..(my safe zone) and put our food/water/first aid/sl. bag flashlight all in close proximity...just in case of larger quake..(Per your site...it was a 6.7 mag. but on the other side of Vancouver Island and off (NW) of Tofino)...so then checked this site after phoning my daughter (contact) living in town...decided it was time to update my earth. kit...! and good to do drill!! Thank you for your helpful site! (reported through EMSC)
Sayward (Canada, 128 km NE of epicenter) : Our home weather station at the time of the earthquake registered a 16 km gust of wind at the time. Although, we were having rain and winds; but no other gusts that strong! (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : Bed slowly started shaking then started shaking a lot by the time I had a chance to react the shaking stopped (reported through EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada, 181 km E of epicenter) : Definitely felt a back and forth motion, seemed to be north/south in direction. (reported through EMSC)
Merville (Canada, 176 km E of epicenter) : I was sitting on the couch looking at the television when I was suddenly aware of the couch rocking back and forth and hanging decorations swaying - this lasted for perhaps one minute. (reported through EMSC)
Black Creek (Canada, 170 km E of epicenter) : My friend and I had just walked the perimeter of the farm as usual in the evenings. We saw no wildlife, heard no birds at all (very unusual) - it was eerily silent. (reported through EMSC)
Black Creek (Canada, 170 km E of epicenter) : Felt the couch rolling gently, freaked me out ... Looked at my partner and said holy crap it's an earthquake. He didn't feel it but then noticed our plants moving back and forth. Didn't believe it because neither of our two dogs reacted. Phoned my mother in Kelowna and and couple of minutes later their drapes were swaying! (reported through EMSC)
Black Creek (Canada, 170 km E of epicenter) : It seemed to last for five or more seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Heriot Bay (Canada, 167 km E of epicenter) : Significant swinging of hanging objects but no tinkling of glasses or anything. I was on my feet but moving back and forth while cooking. I have frequent unsteadiness of balance so didn't notice anything unusual. Someone lounging on the couch didn't notice until I pointed it out. I've felt worse in other locations even though the magnitude was less. (reported through EMSC)
Quathiaski Cove (Canada, 166 km E of epicenter) : I felt dizzy and nauseous and thought it was me not having enough food in my system since I'm 5 months pregnant then my husband called and asked if I felt it then I knew it was a earthquake. It lasted about 30 secs to a minute after he felt it in Campbell River. (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : Everything was swaying, plants, hanging lamps. I was lightly swaying on the couch.. Nothing fell but it lasted about 20sec , to my best recollection .. Nothing felt since (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : The water in the Fish tank was waving a little bit (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : Caused the house to shake back and fourth quite a lot (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : It thought I drank too much but it was an earthquake (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : No just felt the apartment shake (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : Sittin in rocker, felt like someone moved back and fort once (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : Other in town felt it but some didn't. (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : the kitchen chandelier was swinging for a long time (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : Lights and mirror on the wall swinging and a feeling of unsteadiness under our feet (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : we were laying on the bed watching TV and my wife asked me to stop shaking the bed. The bed shook backwards and forwards several times for about a minute (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : Was in a meeting at the Maritime Heritage Centre by the Pier. Definitely felt it. It lasted for at least 30 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : I felt myself panicking when I realized what it was..made me realize that I have no plan in the event of an earthquake. Scary. (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : i was sitting in y wheeled computer chair when it shifted slightly rythemically back and forth (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : that was the strongest and longest lasting earthquake that I have ever felt in the Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada....it certainly was scary....we live below the John Hart dam which is being upgraded to earthquake proof it but that upgrade is not starting until later this year! Hope they are checking it now for no cracks! (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : only 2nd one I have ever felt 20 years in this area (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : It jolted and then was followed by gentle swaying for about 10 - 15 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : my wife freaked (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : It was over quite quickly but it was unmistakable. It was instantly all over Facebook in the Campbell River area. (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : My windows were shaking (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : Just caused the chairs and blinds to sway. Also makes me feel off center for awhile. (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : Only lasted 10 sec or so (reported through EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada, 162 km E of epicenter) : Sitting in my rocker and it started to rock I looked up to see my chandler swaying, pans where slightly tapping against each other. (reported through EMSC)
Port Hardy (Canada, 105 km NW of epicenter) : Just felt the north Vancouver island earthquake and judging by how many people posted it on Facebook I would say it was a good one. (reported through EMSC)
Port Hardy (Canada, 105 km NW of epicenter) : felt like large vehicle driving by and large person running up the stairs or in the attic (reported through EMSC)
Port Hardy (Canada, 105 km NW of epicenter) : This was the biggest one that I have felt in the last 5 years (reported through EMSC)
Kyuquot (Canada, 29 km N of epicenter) : good 20 seconds of vigorous shaking. The whole village evacuated to higher ground. No Tsunami. (reported through EMSC)
Port Hardy (Canada, 105 km NW of epicenter) : The house shook and vibrated. (reported through EMSC)
Port Hardy (Canada, 105 km NW of epicenter) : First time I felt one (reported through EMSC)
Gold River (Canada, 104 km E of epicenter) : Blamed our dog for shaking the bed and then realized we were have an Earth quake! (reported through EMSC)
Gold River (Canada, 104 km E of epicenter) : I live in a townhouse which was built last year. Many of my neighbours houses are 40 years old and they all felt the quake much more intense that I did. (reported through EMSC)
Gold River (Canada, 104 km E of epicenter) : Lots of local comments on Facebook that people felt the quake (reported through EMSC)
Sointula (Canada, 100 km N of epicenter) : Pretty good shake. Surprised that I felt the need to get up and take cover. (reported through EMSC)
Port McNeill (Canada, 87 km N of epicenter) : unlike the other earthquakes I have felt.....it was more of a swaying/shaking... it really shook our house...I felt like the house might be damaged or collapse. It was very scary! (reported through EMSC)
Tahsis (Canada, 55 km E of epicenter) : Knocked my curtain rod down. (reported through EMSC)
Port McNeill (Canada, 87 km N of epicenter) : Felt stronger than last years 6.1. Cat became agitated and restless. Lights swaying. (reported through EMSC)
Port Alice (Canada, 65 km NW of epicenter) : Shaking strongly, house and land (reported through EMSC)
Zeballos (Canada, 44 km E of epicenter) : much swaying (reported through EMSC)
(Canada, 27 km E of epicenter) : Was having a second glass of wine - thought, at first, that I better not have any more - then realized that it was an earthquack - (better stop the wine) - lasted about ten to fifteen seconds. Noticed almost immediately that many, many folks on Facebook around northern Vancouver Island, reported feeling the quake. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake: 94km S of Port Hardy, Canada, 24 Apr 2014 03:10

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (57 quakes):
  • 07 Oct 2014 21:26 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 19 Jun 2014 13:44 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (48 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 19 Jun 2014 04:58 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (48 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 19 Jun 2014 04:57 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 14 Jun 2014 07:21 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 14 Jun 2014 04:02 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 12 Jun 2014 20:27 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 09 Jun 2014 07:04 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 08 Jun 2014 18:16 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 08 Jun 2014 01:27 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 05 Jun 2014 10:01 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 29 May 2014 04:00 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 27 May 2014 21:20 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 19 May 2014 07:36 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 18 May 2014 19:34 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • 18 May 2014 14:42 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | NRCAN | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 94km S of Port Hardy, Canada on Thursday, 24 April 2014
 

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