Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes off coast of Vancouver Island
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.
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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.