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Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes off B.C. coast, no tsunami threat: Earthquakes Canada

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck off the B.C. coast on Wednesday. .
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck off the B.C. coast on Wednesday. . Google Maps

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Vancouver Island on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Earthquakes Canada says the quake struck at about 12:20 p.m. Pacific time, about 215 kilometres west of Port Hardy.

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The earthquake was measured at a depth of 10 kilometres.

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The agency said there were no reports of damage, nor would any be expected.

There was also no threat of a tsunami, the agency reported.

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The quake is the latest in a series of small tremblors to strike off the coast of Vancouver Island associated with the Juan de Fuca Plate.

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