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A 6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Canada – Earthquake did not occur. It was as a result of a computer glitch.

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Minutes ago the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck 211 km south of Terrace, Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, British Columbia, Canada at a depth of 15km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.

The earthquake was most likely felt by a lot of people close to the epicenter. The strong earthquake wss most likely felt in the towns of Kitimat, Terrace, Vernon, Prince George, Nanaimo and also in Vancouver.

Update: Earthquake did not occur. A computer glitch resulted in a false report about the 6.5-magnitude in Canada. Alison Bird of Natural Resources Canada said that the automated system which detects earthquakes most likely picked up two different earthquakes and detected them as one.

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