5.2 magnitude earthquake detected west of Port Hardy
No damage or tsunami from small earthquake at 2:15 a.m. PT
A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck shortly after 2 a.m. PT Friday, 221 km west of Port Hardy, B.C. in roughly the same area that saw a swarm of five earthquakes two weeks ago.
The earthquake generated no damage reports or tsunami warnings.
Dr. Honn Kao, a research scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada, said the December cluster of seismic activity was bigger than normal, but not unusual.
Earthquakes Canada reports 60 seismic events around Haida Gwaii and the surrounding area in the last 30 days.
Kao said earthquakes in this area are common and do not mean a large earthquake is imminent.