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stuffradio
post Sep 9 2011, 03:44 PM
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We had an Earthquake here on the West coast off of Van. Island. A rink in one of the cities on the Lower Mainland had its Ice Rink crack and rise a bit as a result of the quake. Somewhere between Mag 6.4-6.7
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post Sep 10 2011, 08:53 PM
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When was the last time B.C. experienced such a large quake? It's surprising that there are very few reports of damage, but from what I've heard, quakes on the west coast don't have nearly the same range as quakes on the east coast.

For example, during the Virginia 5.9 quake a few weeks back, the tremors were felt as far away as Montreal and Detroit. Last year's quake near Ottawa shook Detroit and even Cincinnati. But the majority of people in Vancouver, which is much closer geographically, felt nothing. It has something to do with the type of rock that makes up the ground or something... I'm not much of a geologist.
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post Sep 11 2011, 02:30 PM
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It's on a different fault. The last time we felt a larger earthquake was in the seattle earthquake of 2001.
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