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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
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)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5*10^14 J (139 GWh / 1.2*10^5 tons of TNT / 7.5 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 24 Apr 2014
Thu, 24 Apr 03:10 UTCM 6.5 / 10 km VANCOUVER 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

"I felt it" reports:
VALLEJO, CA (QUAKE OCCURED 4-23-2014 (1367.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: This quake occurred on the date, April 23, 2014 PDT
Malott, Wa. 988829 / MMI IV (Light shaking): sound of thunder house shake was sitting
Kamloops / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Light shaking. Not very noticeable but enough to move stuff in the cupboards
Vancouver, B.C. (316.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Courtenay bc / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Vancouver B.C. / MMI III (Weak shaking): Could feel shaking in Vancouver.
Vancouver (318.2 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Vancouver (332.8 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Alert bay / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
kelowna bc / not felt: Plants and anything hanging were swaying enough to notice. All in synchronization.
Kelowna (Canada) (575 km E from epicenter)(no details): Bay windows made cracking sounds but did not break. Hanging lights in kitchen and living room were swaying. (via EMSC)
Kelowna (Canada) (575 km E from epicenter)(no details): I felt dizzy and all the lamps were swinging. (via EMSC)
Vanderhoof (Canada) (528 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It was mild, felt very dizzy and sick to stomach. It lasted approximately 1-2 minutes. (via EMSC)
Kamloops (Canada) (520 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Kamloops (Canada) (520 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Quesnel (Canada) (498 km NE from epicenter)(no details): the wind chime chimed which was what alerted us, then noticed the hanging plants swaying. (via EMSC)
Kitimat (Canada) (483 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Just another west coast roller. Time 03:13 UTC, 8:13 pst local. quite common. (via EMSC)
Williams Lake (Canada) (458 km NE from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Seattle (United States) (450 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Seemed to be maybe 3-4 minutes after the reported 8:10 time, but it was unmistably a quake, and I immediately checked online. (via EMSC)
(Canada) (439 km NW from epicenter)(no details): scary (via EMSC)
Chilliwack (Canada) (407 km E from epicenter)(no details): noticed a couple of hanging objects swinging slightly (via EMSC)
Chilliwack (Canada) (407 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lights were shaking for about a minute (via EMSC)
Chilliwack (Canada) (407 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt the shake (mildly). Ceiling lights, chandeliers moved slightly for about a minute (via EMSC)
Chilliwack (Canada) (407 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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! (via EMSC)
Chilliwack (Canada) (407 km E from epicenter)(no details): All hanging objects (light fixtures, vertical blinds, indoor chimes) were swaying (via EMSC)
Chilliwack (Canada) (407 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
D'Arcy (Canada) (368 km E from epicenter)(no details): Slight swaying. Had no idea there had been earthquake till a few minutes after. And Knew that was what I had felt. (via EMSC)
Langley (Canada) (366 km E from epicenter)(no details): our hanging lamps, curtains and hanging plants were swaying (via EMSC)
Maple Ridge (Canada) (360 km E from epicenter)(no details): It felt like swaying, like being in a moving RV. Not shaking. (via EMSC)
Maple Ridge (Canada) (360 km E from epicenter)(no details): duration approx. 15 seconds (via EMSC)
Maple Ridge (Canada) (360 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Maple Ridge (Canada) (360 km E from epicenter)(no details): I just think it's nutty that we felt this in Maple Ridge. A slow slidy swaying but definitely felt. (via EMSC)
Maple Ridge (Canada) (360 km E from epicenter)(no details): My girlfriend lives in Abbotsford and she felt it. (via EMSC)
Maple Ridge (Canada) (360 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Maple Ridge (Canada) (360 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt movement in a fashion that made me feel dizzy, until I saw chains from ceiling fan swaying. (via EMSC)
(Canada) (353 km E from epicenter)(no details): Gentle horizontal motion for about 4 seconds. Chandelier swinging about 2 inches. (via EMSC)
Pitt Meadows (Canada) (353 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Pitt Meadows (Canada) (353 km E from epicenter)(no details): Very mild other than blinds and lights gently swung half an inch (via EMSC)
Pitt Meadows (Canada) (353 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt large rocking back and forth no furniture moved just body. (via EMSC)
White Rock (Canada) (350 km E from epicenter)(no details): House shook, lights swinging, power cables outside swinging at the same rate/speed as pendulum lights. Just odd and brief (via EMSC)
White Rock (Canada) (350 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Port Coquitlam (Canada) (346 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Port Coquitlam (Canada) (346 km E from epicenter)(no details): Could feel couch swaying and blinds swinging. (via EMSC)
Surrey (Canada) (344 km E from epicenter)(no details): blinds on doors and windows swaying lightly (via EMSC)
Surrey (Canada) (344 km E from epicenter)(no details): I heard from some friends in Victoria that they felt nothing, either. (via EMSC)
Surrey (Canada) (344 km E from epicenter)(no details): Our pool is sloshing like waves in the ocean (via EMSC)
Surrey (Canada) (344 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Surrey (Canada) (344 km E from epicenter)(no details): I fell the building shaking - pretty scary (via EMSC)
Surrey (Canada) (344 km E from epicenter)(no details): It made us feel nauseous and dizzy - it wasn't a shaking, it was a definite swaying. (via EMSC)
Coquitlam (Canada) (344 km E from epicenter)(no details): I always wanted to feel what an earthquake felt like but didn't feel a thing maybe because I live on the mountain (via EMSC)
Coquitlam (Canada) (344 km E from epicenter)(no details): Notice something like a camera flash outside. (via EMSC)
(Canada) (341 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Pemberton (Canada) (341 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lights and pots hanging from the ceiling were moving in swaying. (via EMSC)
Port Moody (Canada) (341 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Port Moody (Canada) (341 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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.. (via EMSC)
Port Moody (Canada) (341 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lasted under a minute, blinds were swaying and felt and heard the building creak, very scary! (via EMSC)
Port Moody (Canada) (341 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada) (338 km E from epicenter)(no details): Very tall building. Swaying for approx 30 secs (via EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada) (338 km E from epicenter)(no details): Impression de déséquilibre (via EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada) (338 km E from epicenter)(no details): My dog started barking and she was really frighten (via EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada) (338 km E from epicenter)(no details): Noticed the chandelier was moving and felt like I was dizzy. Checked with the neighbours and their chandelier was moving as well. (via EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada) (338 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was a definite swaying (side to side) motion, as opposed to vertical movement. (via EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada) (338 km E from epicenter)(no details): It lasted a good 25 to 30 seconds (via EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada) (338 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada) (338 km E from epicenter)(no details): House shook for about 4 minutes and body felt weird (via EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada) (338 km E from epicenter)(no details): hanging light swung for about 2 min (via EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada) (338 km E from epicenter)(no details): My friends felt it in downtown Vancouver as well. (via EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada) (338 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada) (338 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
New Westminster (Canada) (338 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Victoria (Canada) (337 km SE from epicenter)(no details): 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! (via EMSC)
Victoria (Canada) (337 km SE from epicenter)(no details): It made the water in my glass and dogs bowl move back and forth. (via EMSC)
Delta (Canada) (334 km E from epicenter)(no details): Just heard things shaking (via EMSC)
Delta (Canada) (334 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Delta (Canada) (334 km E from epicenter)(no details): The chair I was sitting it was slowly swaying for about 30 seconds. (via EMSC)
Delta (Canada) (334 km E from epicenter)(no details): very minor shaker for about a minute (via EMSC)
Burnaby (Canada) (331 km E from epicenter)(no details): Really weird to feel such a weak earthquake so far from the place where the earthquake happened. (via EMSC)
Burnaby (Canada) (331 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Burnaby (Canada) (331 km E from epicenter)(no details): left with a feeing of motion sickness (via EMSC)
Burnaby (Canada) (331 km E from epicenter)(no details): Didn't feel a thing but saw the Chandler sway. (via EMSC)
Burnaby (Canada) (331 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
North Vancouver (Canada) (324 km E from epicenter)(no details): Seemed to go on for a much longer time than my previous experience which was the Haida Gwaii earthquake of 2012 (via EMSC)
North Vancouver (Canada) (324 km E from epicenter)(no details): Slight vibration and swinging lights on 5th floor of building (via EMSC)
North Vancouver (Canada) (324 km E from epicenter)(no details): At first I thought it was a large truck rumbling past. (via EMSC)
North Vancouver (Canada) (324 km E from epicenter)(no details): Highrise. A definite vibration. Creaking. (via EMSC)
North Vancouver (Canada) (324 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Sidney (Canada) (323 km E from epicenter)(no details): Just a rolling wave felt for about 15 seconds. (via EMSC)
Sidney (Canada) (323 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 ..... ? (via EMSC)
Richmond (Canada) (323 km E from epicenter)(no details): The pots and pans and chandelier were shaking (via EMSC)
Richmond (Canada) (323 km E from epicenter)(no details): Very mild. Only noticed because fireplace tools swung and clanked. (via EMSC)
Richmond (Canada) (323 km E from epicenter)(no details): The chandelier swung at about 326-312 degrees, almost North to South. Interestingly, it pointed towards the epicentre. (via EMSC)
Richmond (Canada) (323 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Richmond (Canada) (323 km E from epicenter)(no details): Noticed my lights and blinds swinging. Didn't feel shaking - more waviness. (via EMSC)
Richmond (Canada) (323 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt mild-moderate instant nausea when quake started, nausea stopped shortly after quake ended. (via EMSC)
Richmond (Canada) (323 km E from epicenter)(no details): I lived in Japan and this was a earthquake forsure. (via EMSC)
Richmond (Canada) (323 km E from epicenter)(no details): both me and my girlfreind felt it. Called a few others in East Vancouver (Kingsway/Joyce area) and nobody felt it. (via EMSC)
Richmond (Canada) (323 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Richmond (Canada) (323 km E from epicenter)(no details): I felt it and my blinds and our chandelier was swaying. It was kind of scary! (via EMSC)
Richmond (Canada) (323 km E from epicenter)(no details): I was sitting on the chesterfield and it shook slightly (via EMSC)
Richmond (Canada) (323 km E from epicenter)(no details): Mild sideways shift, Northwest to Southeast almost a bump (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): Biggest one felt to date in DT Vancouver apartment. West wall rattled. (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): It felt stronger than the last one I felt a few years ago. (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): the blinds swung, then swung again and the pull moved for a few seconds before becoming still (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt swaying and a shaking in my chair. (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): Last like 7 secs (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): I was in my office, one of the high rise in downtown Vancouver. Felt dizzy when the building started shaking (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): On 11th floor in downtown Vancouver. Heard ceiling make creaking noises and saw the curtain sway for about 20 seconds. (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): That was neat! (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): Sitting in my and I felt it shake, thought it was the wind swaying my car but its not windy at all. (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): This dwelling is near the riverbank, perhaps that's why it felt more like swaying. (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): This one lasted longer and felt much stronger than the one that occurred near Seattle ~15 years ago. (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): Very gentle moving of the floor.. Felt like I was in the ocean. Seasick (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Vancouver (Canada) (322 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Squamish (Canada) (312 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Squamish (Canada) (312 km E from epicenter)(no details): Small movement. Almost unnoticeable. (via EMSC)
Squamish (Canada) (312 km E from epicenter)(no details): Ready the bunker!! The big one is coming!!! (via EMSC)
Squamish (Canada) (312 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Squamish (Canada) (312 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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?? (via EMSC)
Duncan (Canada) (297 km E from epicenter)(no details): Was a swaying and didn't last too long (via EMSC)
Duncan (Canada) (297 km E from epicenter)(no details): west to east swaying (via EMSC)
Lake Cowichan (Canada) (271 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Made my bookcases sway, I have chimes on top of one, and noticed the sound. (via EMSC)
Lake Cowichan (Canada) (271 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Felt like I was on a boat going over waves sideways for about a minute to two minutes (via EMSC)
Nanaimo (Canada) (266 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Port Renfrew (Canada) (262 km SE from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Halfmoon Bay (Canada) (260 km E from epicenter)(no details): very minor at our location (via EMSC)
Halfmoon Bay (Canada) (260 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Nanoose Bay (Canada) (245 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): Small shake and gone (via EMSC)
Tahsis (Canada) (62 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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!! (via EMSC)
Qualicum Beach (Canada) (226 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Qualicum Beach (Canada) (226 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt mild rolling action (like bobbing on waves), but unmistakable (I've felt earthquakes before) (via EMSC)
Qualicum Beach (Canada) (226 km E from epicenter)(no details): Gentle undulation west to east lasting about 3-4 seconds (via EMSC)
Qualicum Beach (Canada) (226 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Qualicum Beach (Canada) (226 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Qualicum Beach (Canada) (226 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Qualicum Beach (Canada) (226 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 ... (via EMSC)
Powell River (Canada) (214 km E from epicenter)(no details): I only felt my rocker chair move side to side...minimal (via EMSC)
Powell River (Canada) (214 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt sick and dizzy while sitting down and my bedroom door was slightly swinging. (via EMSC)
Powell River (Canada) (214 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Powell River (Canada) (214 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lights swaying, blinds rattling and the floor seemed to move underfoot (via EMSC)
Powell River (Canada) (214 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Powell River (Canada) (214 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Port Alberni (Canada) (204 km E from epicenter)(no details): We were watching t.v., felt 'vibration', looked at my waterglass, slight movement, our cat and dog had no reaction. (via EMSC)
Port Alberni (Canada) (204 km E from epicenter)(no details): .. short duration.. maybe 20 seconds (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): I was alerted to the possibility of an aftershock. Got outdoor clothes near exit. (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): 2 adults felt distinct horizontal rocking in an east west motion. About 8:10 pm wed. Apr 23 (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): I felt like I had vertigo and am nauseous (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lasted about 2 or 3 seconds, seemed like 2 distinct events, very close together (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): Our chandelier swung in a circular motion upstairs. (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): Set off my vertigo (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): Started our grandfather clock! (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): Earthquakes make me feel dizzy (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): chair i was sitting in obviously wiggled. windchimes in bay window, chimed. other window decorations swayed. (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Comox (Canada) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt a sensation like you get when going down a tall building in an elevator (stomach) (via EMSC)
Mansons Landing (Canada) (183 km E from epicenter)(no details): Distinctly noticeable swaying. I knew immediately that it was an earthquake. (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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.... :) (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): hanging stained glass birds in windows rattled against window panes. Hangin crystals in windows swayed. no other effects. (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 :) (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): It lasted at leas 90 seconds (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): 2-3 seconds duration. Felt like vertigo. Noticed water surface in pitcher was moving, and blinds swaying about 1 inch or so. (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): Sitting outside on the deck, it started eating.... Chandelier in the kitchen also swaying..... Lasted 1-2 mins inthink (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was quite an odd feeling, the house was swaying (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): picture fell off wall (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): Made me and my daughter feel sick, instant vertigo feeling. (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): Was sitting in a big gymnasium. Felt the floor moving beneath my feet. Felt very dizzy. Props on the stage were swaying. (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lasted about 30 seconds and shook the chair I was sitting in. (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): I was asleep having a dream of dragging a wheeled battery charger across a frozen field and woke up at 508-509 am (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): it felt like we were on a boat moving. did not feel like a 6,5 I thought it was a 4 (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): Just a subtle motion, enough to notice, but not enough to be sure it was an actual earthquake. (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): I could feel my couch moving. It didn't move out of place it was like someone shaking it back and forth. (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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! (via EMSC)
Sayward (Canada) (128 km NE from epicenter)(no details): 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! (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): Bed slowly started shaking then started shaking a lot by the time I had a chance to react the shaking stopped (via EMSC)
Courtenay (Canada) (181 km E from epicenter)(no details): Definitely felt a back and forth motion, seemed to be north/south in direction. (via EMSC)
Merville (Canada) (176 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Black Creek (Canada) (170 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Black Creek (Canada) (170 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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! (via EMSC)
Black Creek (Canada) (170 km E from epicenter)(no details): It seemed to last for five or more seconds. (via EMSC)
Heriot Bay (Canada) (167 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Quathiaski Cove (Canada) (166 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): The water in the Fish tank was waving a little bit (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): Caused the house to shake back and fourth quite a lot (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): It thought I drank too much but it was an earthquake (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): No just felt the apartment shake (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): Sittin in rocker, felt like someone moved back and fort once (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): Other in town felt it but some didn't. (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): the kitchen chandelier was swinging for a long time (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lights and mirror on the wall swinging and a feeling of unsteadiness under our feet (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): Was in a meeting at the Maritime Heritage Centre by the Pier. Definitely felt it. It lasted for at least 30 seconds. (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): i was sitting in y wheeled computer chair when it shifted slightly rythemically back and forth (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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! (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): only 2nd one I have ever felt 20 years in this area (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): It jolted and then was followed by gentle swaying for about 10 - 15 seconds (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): my wife freaked (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): It was over quite quickly but it was unmistakable. It was instantly all over Facebook in the Campbell River area. (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): My windows were shaking (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): Just caused the chairs and blinds to sway. Also makes me feel off center for awhile. (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): Only lasted 10 sec or so (via EMSC)
Campbell River (Canada) (162 km E from epicenter)(no details): Sitting in my rocker and it started to rock I looked up to see my chandler swaying, pans where slightly tapping against each other. (via EMSC)
Port Hardy (Canada) (105 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Port Hardy (Canada) (105 km NW from epicenter)(no details): felt like large vehicle driving by and large person running up the stairs or in the attic (via EMSC)
Port Hardy (Canada) (105 km NW from epicenter)(no details): This was the biggest one that I have felt in the last 5 years (via EMSC)
Kyuquot (Canada) (29 km N from epicenter)(no details): good 20 seconds of vigorous shaking. The whole village evacuated to higher ground. No Tsunami. (via EMSC)
Port Hardy (Canada) (105 km NW from epicenter)(no details): The house shook and vibrated. (via EMSC)
Port Hardy (Canada) (105 km NW from epicenter)(no details): First time I felt one (via EMSC)
Gold River (Canada) (104 km E from epicenter)(no details): Blamed our dog for shaking the bed and then realized we were have an Earth quake! (via EMSC)
Gold River (Canada) (104 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)
Gold River (Canada) (104 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lots of local comments on Facebook that people felt the quake (via EMSC)
Sointula (Canada) (100 km N from epicenter)(no details): Pretty good shake. Surprised that I felt the need to get up and take cover. (via EMSC)
Port McNeill (Canada) (87 km N from epicenter)(no details): 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! (via EMSC)
Tahsis (Canada) (55 km E from epicenter)(no details): Knocked my curtain rod down. (via EMSC)
Port McNeill (Canada) (87 km N from epicenter)(no details): Felt stronger than last years 6.1. Cat became agitated and restless. Lights swaying. (via EMSC)
Port Alice (Canada) (65 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Shaking strongly, house and land (via EMSC)
Zeballos (Canada) (44 km E from epicenter)(no details): much swaying (via EMSC)
(Canada) (27 km E from epicenter)(no details): 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. (via EMSC)

 

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