4.9 magnitude earthquake detected off west coast of Vancouver Island

Nov 1 2018, 4:52 am

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake was detected off the west coast of Vancouver Island late Wednesday evening, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The USGS says the quake struck at 9:22 pm, approximately 252 kilometres west of Tofino, at a depth of 10 kilometres.

No damage has been reported.

This latest seismic event comes just 10 days after a series of seven earthquakes were detected off the B.C. coast in the same region.

Darcy MathesonDarcy Matheson

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