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5.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off the B.C. coast

Wednesday, July 22nd 2020, 10:56 am - The early-morning quake did not generate a tsunami threat, nor were there any reports of damage or injuries.

An earthquake struck off the British Columbia coast early Wednesday morning local time, registering with a preliminary 5.4 magnitude, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The tremor occurred 221 kilometres west of Tofino, B.C., at a depth of 10 kilometres.

It was originally identified by Earthquakes Canada as a magnitude 4.0 quake that struck in the Gold River region of B.C. The agency says there are no reports of damage and “none would be expected.” There is also no tsunami threat from the earthquake.


The tremor comes hours after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked areas near the Alaska coast, prompting tsunami warnings for the southern part of the state, but the alerts were ended shortly after.

Source: Global

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