Queen Charlotte Islands

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Queen Char·lotte Islands

An archipelago off the western coast of British Columbia, Canada, south of the Alexander Archipelago. It is separated from Vancouver Island to the southeast by Queen Charlotte Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean.
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Queen Charlotte Islands

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(Placename) a group of about 150 islands off the W coast of Canada: part of British Columbia. Pop: about 6000 (latest est). Area: 9596 sq km (3705 sq miles)
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Queen′ Char′lotte Is′lands

a group of islands in British Columbia off the W coast of Canada. 4500; 3970 sq. mi. (10,280 sq. km).
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Introduced rats, Rattus spp., on the Queen Charlotte Islands: Implications for seabird conservation.
Geological Survey said the powerful temblor hit the Queen Charlotte Islands just after 8 p.m.
Instead, the quake struck about 139 kilometers (86 miles) south of Masset, on British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands. No major damage was reported.
Initially, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no "destructive widespread tsunami threat" after the 7.7 magnitude quake shook the Queen Charlotte Islands off the West coast of Canada, AFP reported.
According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake struck the Queen Charlotte Islands at 08.04 pm local time on Saturday (03.14 GMT, Sunday) with an epicenter 96 miles (155 kilometers) south of Masset, British Columbia.
The earthquake's epicenter was 198 km south-west of the port city of Prince Rupert, in the area of the Queen Charlotte Islands, and at a depth of 10 km.
Because the western-most of our two fighter bases is located on the Alberta/Saskatchewan border, the CF-18s are simply too far away, so the Americans scrambled two F-15s from Portland, Oregon to intercept the airliner over the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Spawning occurs primarily only in odd years in the Fraser River drainage, mainly in even years on the Queen Charlotte Islands, and in both years in central and northern coastal areas of British Columbia (Neave, 1952).
The early people called this land "Xhaaidlagha Gwaayaai," or "Islands at the Boundary of the World." It has since been shortened to Haida Gwaii, or "Land of the Haida." Most of the world calls them the Queen Charlotte Islands. They number more than 1800 in all and are part of British Columbia, Canada.
The islands known as the Queen Charlotte Islands and Iles de la Reine Charlotte are renamed Haida Gwaii in both languages.
Heather Ramsay, a writer with the Queen Charlotte Islands Observer, rives in Haida Gwaii, B.C.