UPDATE: Authorities have indicated no tsunami danger exists for the west coast of British Columbia.
Notice to residents – please be advised that a 7.2 magnitude earthquake has been recorded 50 km Southwest of Palmer, Alaska at 9:29 am this morning. Emergency Management BC has not issued any warning associated with this event at this time. The City of Prince Rupert is in contact with emergency authorities, and is closely monitoring the situation as it unfolds. The City will activate our emergency alerting system and update local media if these conditions change.
This earthquake has now been downgraded from a 7.2 to a 6.6 magnitude earthquake.