7.7 M Earthquake Hits Off Masset Island, Canada

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit off of Masset Island, Canada, near 8 pm local time on Saturday the 27th of October. The quake occurred as a result of oblique-thrust faulting near the plate boundary between the Pacific and North America plates, and is likely associated the Queen Charlotte fault system offshore of British Columbia. A tsunami warning was issued for the state of Hawaii, but has now been cancelled.

For more information about the quake, go to the USGS earthquake hazards page.

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