Coastal B.C. First Nations Easily Withstand 6.4-Magnitude Quake


First Nations communities on Vancouver Island were reporting little to no damage after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck offshore on Friday.

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Although it was Canada’s strongest earthquake in seven years, according to CBC News, the temblor did little more than swing chandeliers and perhaps knock a few things off shelves. Aftershocks occurred throughout the day on Friday, CBC News and other outlets reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit at 12:41 p.m. Pacific time. Several Nuu-chah-nulth bands live on or near the island’s west coast. They celebrated independence starting April 1, when the nations' treaty went into effect.

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Earthquakes are an epidemic that cannot be stopped as well as other many natural occurrences. Earthquakes are rarely foreshadowed, and they wreak havoc whenever they strike.