A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was detected off the coast of Vancouver Island.

According to the US Geological Survey, the seismic event occurred at 2:26 a.m. and had a modest depth of 10 km.

The tremor’s epicentre was recorded about 170 kilometres west of Tofino.

Some Island residents could reportedly feel the quake.

No damage has been reported and no tsunami warning was issued.

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