YES, that was an earthquake – but there was no danger of a tsunami.
A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Vancouver Island just after 8:10 p.m. Its epicentre was 94km S of Port Hardy, 40 kilometres southwest of Port Alice at a depth of 11.4 kilometres, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The effects were felt as far away as Kelowna and Metro Vancouver
Some aftershocks followed.
Interestingly, as the earthquake struck near Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, SFU earthquake expert John Clague was speaking in Kamloops on earthquakes, noting that central Vancouver Island would be the most likely location for the next sizeable quake to hit B.C.
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