Image: US Geological Survey

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck northeast of Powell River Saturday morning.

The seismic event occurred around 6:40 a.m.

According to Earthquakes Canada, quake had a modest depth of 17 km. The epicentre was 118 km northeast of Campbell River.

The tremor was felt in Port Alberni, Gibsons, Victoria, and other cities in the region.

Given the magnitude of the quake and location, no damage can be expected.