Offshore earthquake occurs west of northern Vancouver Island

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      While residents of B.C.'s southern coastal regions were preoccupied with snowfall, a light offshore earthquake occurred in a seismically active region west of the northern tip of Vancouver Island this weekend.

      The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 4.2-magnitude quake that took place at 4:02 p.m. on February 10. Earthquakes Canada registered it as a 4.3-magnitude quake.

      The epicenter, at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), was located 189 kilometres (117 miles) west of Port Hardy, 346 kilometres (215 miles) northwest of Tofino, and 547 kilometres (339 miles) northwest of Victoria.

      U.S. Geological Survey

       

       

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