March 18, 2016 8:18 pm

No damage after 5.2-magnitude earthquake off Vancouver Island

Location of a 5.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Vancouver Island on March 18, 2016.


There is no tsunami risk and no reports of any damage after a 5.2-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Vancouver Island this afternoon.

It happened approximately 102 km west of Port Alice at 3:45 p.m., and had a depth of 10 kilometres.

The same area regularly experiences small earthquakes, none of which have been felt by humans.

READ MORE: 265 earthquakes were recorded in Canada in January

“There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected,” said Earthquakes Canada in a statement.

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