5-magnitude quake hits 208 kilometres off Port Alice on Vancouver Island


The U.S. Geological Survey reports two further earthquakes struck in similar locations in the hour following the original shake, measuring magnitudes 6.8 and 6.5, at similar depth levels.

The earthquakes hit the Canadian province of British Columbia, near Vancouver Island.

Three earthquakes measured at magnitudes of anywhere between 6.5 and 6.8 struck off Vancouver Island on Sunday night.

An aftershock, registering a magnitude of 6.5, followed about six minutes later, the USGS said.

Natural Resources Canada reports three quakes have struck 200 kilometres west of Vancouver Island ranging from 6.5 to 6.8.

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Emergency Info BC tweeted that the quakes were felt in parts of the province but there were no reports of damage or injury and no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake happened at a depth of approximately 10 kilometres and no tsunami was expected.

At 10:22 p.m. a magnitude 6.5 natural disaster struck the same area at a depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers).

The Cascadia Subduction Zone has produced magnitude 9.0 or greater earthquakes in the past, and undoubtedly will in the future.


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