Friday, January 24, 2020

Moderate earthquake rumbles off Vancouver Island Southwest of Port Alberni

A 4.5mg earthquake was recorded off the Coast of
Vancouver Island on Monday afternoon

The latest in a string of moderate temblors to roll up and own the Pacific fault line was recorded this afternoon, as a 4.5 earthquakes was recorded at 1:35 PM centred some 88 kilometres Southwest of Port Alberni.

The seismic event had a depth of 10 kilometres, residents from Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino reported feeling the event, as did some residents on the eastern side of Vancouver Island around the Nanaimo region.

No Tsunami warning was generated by the event.

The mid day quake is the latest of note in the province, earlier this week we outlined the details of a similar sized seismic event that occurred on Monday evening just off the western coast of Haida Gwaii.

For more notes related to seismic activity in British Columbia and Southeast Alaska see our archive page here.

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