Minor earthquake strikes west of Port Hardy, B.C.

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UBC Assistant Professor Brett Gilley discusses the importance of emergency preparedness as British Columbians prepare for the annual Great BC Shakeout earthquake drill. – Oct 19, 2023

A minor earthquake has struck off the coast of British Columbia.

Earthquakes Canada says the 3.9 magnitude quake was registered just before 11 p.m. PDT.

The epicentre was 198 kilometres west of Port Hardy, south of Vancouver Island.

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It was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres.

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No tsunami is expected.

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The agency says there are no reports of any damage, and none are expected.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 23, 2023.

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