Strong quake jolts coast
The quake, with a magnitude of 6.7, was centred beneath the ocean about 112-kilometres northwest of Dixon Entrance – which is at the north end of the Charlottes.
Masset resident Linda Smerychynski says a low rumble woke her up just before 3 a.m. PDT. But the quake didn't frighten her.
"I've already lived through two six-point-plus earthquakes in the last six years that we've lived here. It seemed normal almost. It's basically what we live with."
"Normally the big ones you notice, but the little one's you don't notice because they happen so frequently," she says.
No significant damage was reported in the Queen Charlottes nor on the Alaska Panhandle, although some items fell from walls and shelves in Craig, Alaska.
Scientists say a quake with a magnitude of 6.7 could have caused significant damage if it had occurred closer to a built-up area on land.