Earthquake hits off B.C. coast between Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island

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      An earthquake struck off the British Columbian coast near Queen Charlotte Sound between Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island at 2:14 p.m. today (December 5).

      Both Earthquakes Canada and the U.S. Geological Survey have listed it as a 4.0-magnitude seismic event, based on preliminary measurements.

      It struck at a depth of 10 kilometres about 183 kilometres (113 miles) southwest of Bella Bella and 308 kilometres (191 miles) south of Prince Rupert.

      Earthquakes Canada has stated that no tsunami is expected.

      In the same area on December 3, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake (4.2-magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey) struck west off the northern end of Vancouver Island.

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