Thursday, May 23, 2024

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake detected near Tofino Halloween night


Another sizable earthquake has struck off the west coast of Vancouver Island Wednesday night.

The latest, a magnitude 4.9 earthquake was detected approximately 252 kilometres west of Tofino, at a depth of 10 kilometres.

The US Geological Survey says the quake struck at 9:22 p.m. on Halloween night.

This tremor follows a 4.0 magnitude earthquake in the same area Sunday night.

No damage has been reported.


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Victoria Buzz Staff
Your inside source for Greater Victoria happenings. Established in 2012.

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