News Release


Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 15:30:45 UTC

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred about 220 km (135 miles) S of Masset, British Columbia, Canada or 670 km (415 miles) WNW of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at 9:30 AM MDT, Nov 17, 2009 (7:30 AM ADT in Canada). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time. Additional information about this earthquake can be obtained from the Geological Survey of Canada in Sidney, British Columbia (604-363-6500).

Felt throughout the Queen Charlotte Islands. Felt (III) at Kitimat and (II) at Prince Rupert, Smithers and Terrace. Also felt at Abbotsford, Burns Lake, Campbell River, Courtenay, Duncan, Port Hardy, Prince George, Vancouver and Vanderhoof. Felt at Chugiak, Hyder, Ketchikan, Metlakatla and Petersburg, Alaska; Lewiston, Idaho; Brookings and Oregon City, Oregon; Bellingham, Maple Valley and Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver