Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes off coast of Vancouver Island

Mar 2 2020, 7:19 am

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has struck the coast of Vancouver Island.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the seismic event took place on Monday morning around 5:50 am PT, in the Port Hardy area.

Earthquakes Canada has yet to report any damage or the expectation of a tsunami.

The USGS says that the earthquake had a depth of 10 km. It struck 338.9 km east of Tofino and 540.4 km southeast of Victoria.

This morning’s quake follows several that have occurred in the area over the course of the last week.

According to Earthquake Track, a magnitude 3.0 was reported in Sequim, Washington on February 27; and a 1.8 was reported in Republic, Washington while a 2.3 was reported in Princeton, BC on February 25.

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