British Columbia

5.2 magnitude earthquake detected west of Port Hardy

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.

No damage or tsunami from small earthquake at 2:15 a.m. PT

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck 221 km west of Port Hardy at a depth of 10 km at 2:15 a.m. PT, Friday. (Earthquakes Canada)

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.

Earthquakes Canada reports 60 seismic events off the coast of Haida Gwaii and surrounding area in the last 30 days. (Earthquakes Canda)

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