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.
EARTHQUAKE Mag=4.4 on 24 Jan at 13:35 PST.
Details : https://t.co/Pso72JqbZq
36 km SSW of Bamfield, BC
87 km SSW of Port Alberni, BC
— Earthquakes Canada (@CANADAquakes) January 24, 2020
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.
Pretty sure I felt that here in Vancouver.
— Jessica Rozitis (@JessicaRozitis) January 24, 2020
Felt in marpole Vancouver! Heard the rumbling leading up to and and jolted me
— Rockstarosey (@RosannaCarbone) January 24, 2020
Felt in North Van and Downtown Van
— Alex (@_Vaniljsas_) January 24, 2020
Totally felt in Surrey
— Rayne (@rboutcher007) January 24, 2020
Felt that in Burnaby.
— Sara Mack (@snmack) January 24, 2020
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