No, that wasn’t Santa!
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 struck off Vancouver Island Tuesday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake struck at 7:36 p.m. in a location about 182 km west of Port Hardy at a depth of 1 km.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake – no tsunamis were expected following the quake.
The tremor occurred near the same location where a series of quakes struck Monday.
Six earthquakes were recorded on Monday, December 23:
- 8:44 am: magnitude 5.2
- 11:13 am: magnitude 5.6
- 11:49 am: magnitude 6.0
- 12:56 pm: magnitude 6.0
- 3:38 pm: magnitude 4.8
- 9:32 pm: magnitude 4.3
Tsunami Info Stmt: M6.2 125mi W Port Alice, British Columbia 1936PST Dec 24: Tsunami NOT expected
— NWS Tsunami Alerts (@NWS_NTWC) December 25, 2019