A large earthquake centered off the northwest coast of the Charlottes shook islanders from Old Massett to Sandspit Saturday afternoon.
The quake occurred at one minute after 4 pm, according to the Geological Survey of Canada, which gave it a preliminary magnitude of 6.1.
Ron Tranter of Old Massett said itÃs the biggest earthquake heÃs ever felt.
Ã¬I thought it was the big one,Ã® he said. Ã¬My wife collects salt and pepper shakers, and some of them went flying.Ã®
In Sandspit, Sherry Price was in a friendÃs joey shack when the quake hit.
Ã¬I said, Ã«Do you have the washing machine going?Ã and she said Ã«noÃ,Ã® Ms Price said. Ã¬I said Ã«WeÃre having an earthquake thenÃ. It was a good one.Ã®
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