Earthquake strikes offshore from B.C. and Washington coastlines on September 22

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      An offshore quake has just occurred off the shorelines of British Columbia and Washington state.

      It struck at 4:25 p.m. today (September 22).

      The U.S. Geological Survey measured it as 4.1-magnitude quake.

      At a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), the epicentre was positioned 301 kilometres (187 miles) southwest of Tofino; 372 kilometres (231 miles) southwest of Port Alberni; and 437 kilometres (271 miles) southwest of Victoria. 

      In other recent earthquake news, the Greater Los Angeles region was shaken by a 4.6-magnitude quake that had an epicentre in the city of Rosemead on September 18.

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