Friday, November 25, 2022

4.9 magnitude quake rumbles off of Tofino, Vancouver Island

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded west of
Tofino Friday evening.

The West Coast of Vancouver Island felt a bit of a shudder tonight, with a 4.9 seismic event recorded just offshore, 28 kilometres West, Northwest of Tofino.

Listed at 31.3 kilometres in depth, the quake was recorded at 7:50PM

There was No Tsunami Threat generated by the event. 

Beyond nearby Tofino and Ucluelet, the largest community in the region is Port Alberni which has approximately 20,000 residents. 

It's  located inland 107 kilometres from the epicentre at the eastern end of Alberni Inlet.

So far there have been  a few reports from the region noting of some significant shuddering.

One of which came from BC cabinet minister Josie Osborne

More notes on past seismic events along the Coast of British Columbia can be reviewed here.

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