WASHINGTON | Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:24pm EDT

(Reuters) - A magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit Canada's Pacific coast province of British Columbia on Saturday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was centered 123 miles south-southwest of Prince Rupert at a depth of 6.2 miles, the USGS said.

(Reporting by Will Dunham; Editing by Peter Cooney)