Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes Canada’s west coast

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake was reported today (Saturday) at 2:23 p.m. PDT off the western Coast of Canada.

Initial estimates place the epicentre of the earthquake 170 km west of  Port McNeil on BC’s Vancouver Island, according to Earthquakes Canada.

The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center has stated that there’s no tsunami danger from this earthquake[1]

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km inside the seismically active Cascadia subduction zone.

The epicentre of the Earthquake was 170km northwest of Port Alice, BC and 430km south of Prince Rupert, BC, according the the United States Geological Survey.

People have reported light shaking in the city of Port Hardy, BC located on Vancouver Island.

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