Magnitude 4.1 earthquake detected off the coast of Vancouver Island

Feb 13 2019, 11:28 pm

The US Geological Survey detected a modestly powerful earthquake off the western coast of Vancouver Island earlier this afternoon.

A magnitude 4.1 seismic event at 2:53 pm PT had an epicentre located 344 km west-northwest of Tofino — in an area on the Explorer Plate, between two major ocean fault lines.

It had a shallow depth of 10 km.

No damage is expected given the earthquake’s magnitude and location.

This follows a magnitude 4.2 earthquake that struck the same location on Sunday, February 10.

Thousands of earthquake occur in British Columbia every year, but only a small fraction have a magnitude of 3.0 and over.

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