Three magnitude 7.0 earthquakes have jolted the Masset, Canada area, triggering a tsunami warning for the area and sending residents to higher ground. We want our readers to take note that there was originally seven 7.0 or higher earthquakes when we took a screen shot of the earthquake activity.
This screenshot was taken as soon as the earthquakes started shaking Masset Canada, and as you can see there were 3 m7.7 earthquakes and 1 M7.1 earthquake. It remains to be seen whether or not there was a cover up or not, but any way you look at it, that is still a very strong earthquake hitting 3 times in a row, in less than 5 minutes.
The quake hit at 10:04 p.m CDT in the Queens Charlotte islands, 86 miles south of Masset, Canada and 395 miles to the southeast of Juneau, Alaska.The good news is that there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries because the epicenter of the earthquake was located in low populated area.
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake can cause a lot of damage to buildings that are not earthquake resistant and potential tsunami’s.
The earthquake that hit the area was the sixth 7.0+ magnitude earthquake recorded in the last 90 days. Only 15 7.0+ magnitude earthquakes hit planet earth each year and today we have 3 and a total of nine 7.0 – 7.9 earthquakes in 2012.
Another important fact to note is that this is the strongest earthquake to hit the British Columbia region in 63 years, ever since a massive 8.1 earthquake hit in 1949.
Earthquake Swarms Continue
Earthquake swarms have been very common as of late, and here is a list of the earthquakes that just took place 10-30 minutes ago:
Many of these earthquakes are very strong in magnitude, and the next 24 hours will be something to behold, as more potential aftershocks could happen.
UPDATE: A magnitude 5.1 earthquake just hit in Masset, Canada. After the earthquake there were 11 tsunami buoy’s in event mode:
A 4.6, and a 4.7 has just hit Masset Canada once again.
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