4.5 magnitude earthquake reported off B.C. coast

4.5 magnitude earthquake reported off B.C. coast

VANCOUVER – A 4.5 magnitude earthquake has struck 208 kilometres west of the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

The federal agency that monitors earthquakes in Canada says no damage or tsunami was expected nor were tremors felt as a result of the event west of Port Hardy, B.C.

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck 211 kilometres west of the Vancouver Island community on Friday and was slightly felt in the city of Campbell River and the Metro Vancouver city of New Westminster.

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck 517 kilometres northwest of Vancouver Island last weekend.

Earthquakes Canada reported five earthquakes off B.C.’s coast the weekend of Dec. 20 and Dec. 21.

Earthquakes are common off the B.C. coast, where the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate meets the Pacific tectonic plate, but few are large enough to be felt by people.

Source: http://globalnews.ca/news/1754035/4-5-magnitude-earthquake-reported-off-b-c-coast/

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