Minor earthquake hit off Vancouver Island in Strait of Juan de Fuca

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      A minor earthquake on the Washington State side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca on September awoke residents of Greater Victoria yesterday.

      According to Earthquakes Canada, a 3.0-magnitude quake that struck at 5:55 a.m. (PT) on September 9 at a depth of 18 kilometres (11 miles).

      The U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 3.3-magnitude seismic event at a depth of 23 kilometres (14 miles).

      The epicentre was 28 kilometres (17 miles) southeast of Victoria and 97 kilometres (60 miles) northwest of Seattle.  

      Earthquakes Canada stated that it was lightly felt in coastal areas, although there were no reports of damage and none were expected. No tsunami was expected.

      Earthquakes Canada