7.7 magnitude quake hits Canada
The epicentre, with a depth of 17.5 km, was 202 km southwest of Prince Rupert in Canada's British Columbia province, Xinhua reported.
According to government agency Natural Resources Canada, the quake hit 69 km west-southwest of Queen Charlotte City at 03.04 GMT. The quake was felt across much of north-central British Colombia, said the agency, which measured the quake at 7.1 magnitude.
Queen Charlotte Islands, now known as Haida Gwaii, consist of two main islands. The sparsely populated area is home to nearly 4,000 people.
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