Big earthquake south of Sandspit shakes Haida Gwaii

  • Oct. 27, 2012 9:00 a.m.

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake shook the islands around 8 pm Saturday evening, causing residents to take cover, and prompting an tsunami warning from the tsumani warning centre.As we write this at 10:00 pm Saturday, there are no reports of damage, although officials have evacuated low-lying areas.AS of Sunday morning, there were no reports of injuries and only very minor damage.More on this site Monday and in the Observer Thursday.