Thursday, May 23, 2024

6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Vancouver Island Thursday morning


A 6.0 magnitude quake struck Thursday morning just off the coast of Vancouver Island.

It was firs being reported as a 6.2 tremor but has since been downgraded.

The earthquake struck at 8:54 a.m. in a location about 211 km south west of Port McNeill at a depth of 11 km, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

There is no threat of tsunami, and no damage is expected to have been caused by these earthquakes.

Earthquakes in this general area are common, however, this

Earthquakes Canada’s auto detection rated the earthquake at a magnitude of 4.1.

More to come.


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