Series of three earthquakes strike offshore west of Vancouver Island

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      In the wake of a light earthquake that struck offshore west of Vancouver Island on Sunday, a series of three quakes occurred in the same seismically active region yesterday.

      On February 10, Earthquakes Canada measured a 4.3-magnitude quake (the U.S. Geological Survey recorded it as 4.2-magnitude) 189 kilometres (117 miles) west of Port Hardy.

      4.3-magnitude earthquake on February 13
      Earthquakes Canada

      A few days later at 2:53 p.m. on February 13, a light offshore earthquake struck west of the northern end of Vancouver Island.

      Earthquakes Canada measured it as a 4.3-magnitude quake while the U.S. Geological Survey recorded it as a 4.1-magnitude seismic event.

      The epicenter was located at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles) and a distance of 344 kilometres (213 miles) northwest of Tofino and 351 kilometres (218 miles) west of Campbell River.

      4.8-magnitude earthquake on February 13
      U.S. Geological Survey

      That was followed by a moderate earthquake that struck the region at 4:34 p.m. on February 13.

      While Earthquakes Canada recorded it as a 5.1-magnitude tremblor, the U.S. Geological Survey reported it as a 4.8-magnitude quake.

      The epicenter was located at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles) and was 344 kilometres (213 miles) northwest of Tofino and 352 kilometres (218 miles) west of Campbell River.

      4.0-magnitude earthquake on February 13
      Earthquakes Canada

      Not too long afterward, a third one struck at 4:54 p.m.

      Earthquakes Canada measured it as a 4.0-magnitude quake.

      This quake originated at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles) and was 183 kilometres (134 miles) west of Port Hardy, 356 kilometres (221 miles) west of Campbell River, and 529 kilometres (329 miles) northwest of Vancouver.

      There weren't any reports of damage or tsunami warnings from these quakes.

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