Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Moderate earthquake rattles area west of Tofino overnight

An area located between two fault lines off the west coast of Vancouver Island rattled overnight with a 4.5 magnitude earthquake recorded shortly before 2:30 AM 

The quake was located 170 kilometres SW of Tofino and had a depth of ten kilometres.

No damage, or injuries were reported as a result of the early morning temblor and no Tsunami warning was generated by the overnight events.

The area has seen frequent similar sized quakes in recent months, though had been less active over the summer months for the most part.

You can review more notes on the earth movements along the Pacific fault lines along the BC coast and the Northwest Pacific from our archive page here.

Some news items related to the overnight quake can be found below:

Earthquake rattles west of Vancouver Island
No reports of damage after 4.5 magnitude quake off Vancouver Island
4.5 magnitude earthquake rattles Vancouver Island

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