Aftershock following 4.9-magnitude quake occurs west of Vancouver Island

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      Aftershocks continue in a seismically active region offshore west of Vancouver Island.

      An earthquake occurred at 12:26 p.m. (local time) on November 5. The epicentre was located 253 kilometres (157 miles) west of Tofino and 455 kilometres (283 miles) west of Vancouver at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles).

      Earthquakes Canada recorded it as a 4.5-magnitude temblor while the U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 4.3-magnitude event.

      There weren't any reports of damage, with none expected, and a tsunami was not expected either.

      Earthquakes Canada explained that it is an aftershock from previous seismic activity.

      A 4.9-magnitude quake occurred west of Vancouver Island on November 1.

      A 4.9-magnitude quake hit at 9:22 p.m. on November 1. The epicentre was located 253 kilometres (157 miles) west of Tofino and 488 kilometres (303 miles) west of Vancouver at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles).

      Prior to that, a series of eight earthquakes, ranging from 4.3- to 6.8-magnitude, took place from October 21 to 23. That series was followed by a 4.0-magnitude quake that took place on October 28.

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