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.