Published: Mon, October 22, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Four earthquakes strike off Canada’s west coast

Four earthquakes strike off Canada’s west coast

The earthquakes hit the Canadian province of British Columbia, near Vancouver Island.

A trio of large earthquakes struck within an hour of each other late Sunday night, followed by three smaller quakes, off Vancouver Island, about 275 miles west of Bellingham.

The US Geological Survey said the preliminary 6.6-magnitude natural disaster was 6.8 miles deep, about 135 miles southwest of Port Hardy, a town on the northeastern end of Vancouver Island.

Earthquakes Canada also reported a magnitude-4.4 aftershock from the first quake before midnight.

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The of the depth the largest is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) and it struck about 149 miles (239 kilometers) west of Tofino, Canada.

There are now no immediate reports of casualties or damage following the quakes and no tsunami warning has been issued.

The quake happened at a depth of approximately 10 kilometres and no tsunami was expected. The quake caused a tsunami that hit the east coast of Japan. "The trees all died in the winter of 1699-1700 when the coasts of northern California, Oregon, and Washington suddenly dropped 1-2 m (3-6 ft.), flooding them with seawater", the Pacific Warning Center wrote.

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