A series of moderate earthquakes struck off the coast of Vancouver Island on Wednesday afternoon. Thousands of earthquake occur in British Columbia every year, but only a small fraction have a magnitude of 3.0 and over. There is no Tsunami expected and no reports of any damage.
The first quake of the series, a magnitude 4.1 seismic event, was reported at 2:53 pm PT with an epicentre located 344 km west-northwest of Tofino – in an area on the Explorer Plate, between two major ocean fault lines.
The largest was a M4.8 quake registered at 4:34 p.m. at a depth of 10-kilometers some 188 kilometers west of Port Hardy.
Not too long afterward, a third one struck at 4:54 p.m. Earthquakes Canada measured it as a 4.0-magnitude quake, at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles) and was 183 kilometres (134 miles) west of Port Hardy.
On February 10, 2019, another M4.3 earthquake was reported at the same place at 4:02 pm PT… Again at a shallow depth of 10 km.