Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes off coast of Vancouver Island

Jan 24 2020, 1:51 pm

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck the coast of Vancouver Island.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the seismic event took place on Friday afternoon at 1:35 PM PT, in the Ucluelet area.

According to Earthquakes Canada, there are no reports of damage and no tsunami expected.

The USGS says that the earthquake had a depth of 26 km. It struck 46 km southeast of Ucluelet and 135 km west of Victoria.

Many British Columbians took to social media shortly after, reporting that they felt it in Metro Vancouver.