Light offshore earthquake occurs west of Northern Vancouver Island

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      It's been a month since a quake over 4.0-magnitude has struck in the region around Vancouver Island’s northern tip—and one occurred on Friday evening.

      A light temblor hit at 9:11 p.m. on August 2.

      The U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 4.3-magnitude earthquake.

      The epicentre was located 319 kilometres (198 miles) northwest of Tofino, 331 kilometres (205 miles) west of Campbell River, and 522 kilometres (324 miles) northwest of Victoria, at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles).

      No tsunami warning was issued.

      Last month, a series of quakes occurred in the offshore region between Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island, starting with a 6.2-magnitude quake on July 3 and three quakes on July 5 ranging from 4.7- to 5.6-magnitude.

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