British Columbia

No tsunami expected after 4.5 magnitude earthquake off Vancouver Island

An earthquake measuring 4.5 magnitude has struck off the west coast of Vancouver Island, about 181 km west-southwest of Port Alice.

Quake happened near a 4.9 magnitude earthquake last week

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake occurred Monday off the west coast of Vancouver Island. (USGS)

An aftershock from a recent earthquake off the west coast of Vancouver Island measured 4.5 magnitude on Monday, according to Natural resources Canada.

The earthquake took place at 12:26 PT at a depth of 10 kilometres, 181 kilometres west-southwest of Port Alice, not far from last week's 4.9 magnitude quake.

According to Natural Resources Canada, no tsunami is expected and there's no damage associated with the tremor.


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