6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes near Vancouver Island

6.3-magnitude reported off the coast of B.C.(Nov 7, 2012)

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake occurred off Vancouver Island Wednesday night.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the quake occurred about 182 kilometres southwest of Port Hardy, B.C. around 9 p.m. ET.

There were no immediate reports of any damage. No tsunami warnings have been issued.

A number of tsunami warnings were issued when a 7.7-magnitude quake struck off B.C.’s coast on Oct. 27, but all were later downgraded. At that time, the coastal area from the north tip of Vancouver Island to Cape Decision, Alaska was in potential danger. The quake was felt across north-central B.C. and some low-lying communities were evacuated as a precaution.

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