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6 earthquakes strike off B.C. coast, no damage or tsunami expected

Earthquakes Canada said there were no reports of damage or tsunami threat from a five earthquakes off the B.C. coast Monday.
Earthquakes Canada said there were no reports of damage or tsunami threat from a five earthquakes off the B.C. coast Monday. Google Maps

There were no reports of damage or tsunami expected after six earthquakes struck off the B.C. coast Monday, according to federal officials.

According to Earthquakes Canada, the first quake measured magnitude 5.1, the second 5.6, the third 5.8, the fourth and strongest measured 6.0, and two later quakes measured 4.8 and 4.3.

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The quakes struck at 8:44 a.m. PT, 11:13 a.m. PT, 11:49 a.m. PT, 12:56 p.m. PT, and 3:38 p.m. PT the agency said.

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The first five were at a depth of about 5 kilometres and centred between 160 and 186 kilometres west of Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, said Earthquakes Canada.

Just after 9:30 p.m., another earthquake struck 29 kilometres off of the Village of Queen Charlotte on Haida Gwaii, according to Earthquakes Canada.

That quake measured 4.3 and Earthquakes Canada said there was no tsunami expected.

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The quakes were located on the small Juan de Fuca tectonic plate, which lies between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate.

The area is highly geologically active and a frequent location of small earthquakes, many of which are never felt from land.

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