Moderate earthquake off west coast of B.C.

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake 208 kilometres west of Port Hardy was lightly felt.

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake was detected Thursday at 6:48 a.m. PT, 208 kilometres west of Port Hardy, B.C., in the Pacific Ocean.

There is no tsunami threat, nor was there any damage, although there were reports the quake was “lightly felt” in Port Hardy.

Seismologist Alison Bird said the earthquake took place in an active area, but is not significant.

Earthquakes that register between 5 and 5.9 in magnitude are classified as moderate.


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