Earthquake occurs west of Vancouver Island's northern tip on March 2

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      As they say, March comes in like a lion—and the earth rumbled in response. 

      An offshore quake occurred in the seismically active area west of the northern tip of Vancouver Island this morning.

      The temblor struck at 5:43 a.m. today (March 2).

      Both Earthquakes Canada and the U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 4.2-magnitude quake.

      It struck at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) with an epicentre located 179 kilometres (111 miles) west of Port Hardy and 517 kilometres (321 miles) northwest of Vancouver.

      Earthquakes Canada stated that there are no reports of damage (and none are expected) and a tsunami is also not expected.