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Vancouver Quakes
July 19, 2004

Major Earthquake Reported North of Vancouver in Canada
A major earthquake, measuring 6.2 points on the Richter scale, hit Vancouver Island off the Pacific coast of Canada, early Monday, a French seismological institute reported. The epicentre of the earthquake was at 49.69 degrees North and 126.90 degrees West, about 300 kilometres (190 miles) northwest of Vancouver city, the Strasbourg-based Observatory of Science and the Earth said in a statement. The website of the US Geological Survey´s National Earthquake Information Center confirmed the same coordinates, and put the magnitude at 6.1. There were no reports of casualties or damage. Canadian reports said a smaller quake of 5.5 on the scale occurred in the same area last Thursday. A quake registering 6.2 points on the Richter scale is capable of causing severe damage in populated areas.
       2004/07/19 08:02:44.0 Mag 6.2 British Columbia 
       2004/07/19 08:02:29.5 Mag 5.0 Alberta
       2004/07/19 08:02:14.9 Mag 6.1 British Columbia 
       2004/07/19 08:02:10.2 Mag 5.8 British Columbia 
       2004/07/19 08:01:56.0 Mag 5.9 Vancouver Island
       2004/07/19 08:01:52.0 Mag 6.4 Washington 
       2004/07/19 08:01:48.7 Mag 6.2 Vancouver Island. 
       2004/07/19 08:01:46.1 Mag 5.9 Vancouver Island
       2004/07/19 08:01:10.0 Mag 6.4 off Northern California