Earthquake hits off Vancouver Island coast

Earthquake hits off Vancouver Island coast

An earthquake hit about 150 kilometres south of Port Hardy, B.C. just after the lunch hour on Wednesday — but it was far enough out in the ocean that it likely didn’t so much as rattle dishes on land.

The quake measured 4.9 magnitude, which is considered relatively light, however, that number often changes upon review.

No damage or injuries have been reported as a result of today’s quake, according to Earthquakes Canada.

Anything between 2.5 and 5.4 can be felt but almost always cause only minor damage.

There are about 30,000 similar earthquakes felt worldwide every year and coastal North America is a hotspot.


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