Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes off coast of Vancouver Island

Dec 9 2018, 4:53 pm

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake has stuck off the coast of Vancouver Island this morning, December 9, just over 200 km from Tofino.

According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake hit on Sunday morning at 8:20 am PST with a shallow depth of 10 km.

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This is just the latest in a string of quakes to strike the region this fall, including a series of 6+ magnitude earthquakes on October 21 and 22.

No damage can be expected from these earthquakes given the open ocean epicentre locations of the seismic events, but had these occurred near or on land they could have created damage, especially with their shallow depths.

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