Another sizable earthquake has struck off the west coast of Vancouver Island.
The latest, a 4.0 magnitude quake recorded on Oct. 29, happened approximately 144km west of Tofino at a depth of 10 km.
Earthquake : M 4.0 – 144km W of Tofino, Canada: Time2018-10-29 00:24:41 UTC2018-10-28 15:24:41 -09:00 at epicenterLocation49.057°N 127.870°WDepth10.00 km (6.21 mi) https://t.co/BCp1vBxy4O
— Earthquake Update (@EarthquakeView) October 29, 2018
This comes exactly one week after a series of earthquakes were registered in the same region, although no damage or injuries have been reported in either case, and no tsunami warning was issued.
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On Oct. 21 the U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 6.6 magnitude quake about 260 kilometres west of Tofino, followed by a 6.8 tremor and then a third measuring 6.5.
Those earthquakes were followed by two other smaller quakes later that same day at a magnitude of 4.9 and 4.0.
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“It’s not a surprise because this is one of the most seismically active parts of Canada,” said John Cassidy last week, a seismologist and professor at the University of Victoria.
This past week is also remembered as the six-year anniversary of one of Canada’s largest earthquakes – a 7.8 magnitude quake that rocked Haida Gwaii and was felt across much of B.C.
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