Two earthquakes strike offshore west of Vancouver Island's northwestern coast

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      Two earthquakes have just struck in a seismically active region off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

      The first struck at 12:27 p.m. today (April 22).

      Both Earthquakes Canada and the U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 4.6-magnitude quake with an epicentre at a depth of 10 kilometes (six miles) located 166 kilometres (103 miles) west of Port Alice, 327 kilometres (203 miles) west of Campbell River, and 496 kilometres (308 miles) northwest of Vancouver.

      A 4.6-magnitude quake struck at 12:27 p.m. today (April 22).

      The second struck at 1:44 p.m. at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) at a distance of 329 kilometres (204 miles) northwest of Tofino, 350 kilometres (217 miles) west of Campbell River, and 513 kilometres (319 miles) northwest of Vancouver.

      The U.S. Geological Survey initially measured it as a 5.2-magnitude quake but revised it to 5.5-magnitude, while Earthquakes Canada measured it as 5.3-magnitude seismic event.

      According to Earthquakes Canada for both earthquakes, there are no reports of damage and none are expected, and a tsunami is also not expected.

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