Offshore earthquake strikes west of Vancouver Island on May 9

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      The region susceptible to seismic activity west of Vancouver Island rumbled tonight (May 9) as an offshore temblor struck at 9:46 p.m.

      Earthquakes Canada measured it as a 4.5-magnitude quake, while the U.S. Geological Survey recorded it as a 4.7-magnitude quake.

      The epicentre, at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), was located 122 kilometres (76 miles) southwest of Port Alice, 133 kilometres (82 miles) northwest of Tofino, 179 kilometres (111 miles) southwest of Campbell River, 336 kilometres (209 miles) northwest of Victoria, and 340 kilometres (211 miles) west of Vancouver.

      According to Earthquakes Canada, the earthquake was not felt, and there weren’t any reports of damage and none are to be expected.