Magnitude 4.1 earthquake detected off Vancouver Island coast

Dec 19 2017, 2:04 pm

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake has been detected off the western coast of Vancouver Island this evening.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the seismic event occurred at 9:19 p.m. and had an epicentre 190 kilometres southwest of Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. The depth of the tremor was a shallow 10 kilometres.

There is no tsunami warning given the relatively low magnitude of the earthquake and no damage can be expected given the location of the event.

This comes after Saturday’s minor magnitude 3.4 earthquake within close proximity to the Lower Mainland. It struck land about 30 kilometres northeast of Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast. Some residents living at the Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky Corridor and on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island reported feeling tremors on social media.


Feature Image: U.S. Geological Survey

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