Powerful earthquake hits off Vancouver Island

The earthquake struck about 190km southwest of Port Hardy on Vancouver Island

The earthquake struck about 190km southwest of Port Hardy on Vancouver Island

The United States Geological Survey says an quake of magnitude 6.7 struck off the Canadian province of British Columbia.

A magnitude 6.8 quake struck just 40 minutes after a magnitude 6.7 quake struck 117 miles off the coast of Port Hardy, a town on the north east end of Vancouver Island.

According to the USGS, the first quake was a 6.6-magnitude.

USGS geophysicist Amy Vaughan told The Associated Press that the quakes were lightly felt onshore.

No tsunami warnings were issued after a flurry of earthquakes off the Vancouver Island coast last night.

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An natural disaster of magnitude 6.7 struck off the Canadian province of British Columbia on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said. All of the earthquakes struck the same vicinity on the Explore Plate.

John Cassidy, a seismologist for the Canadian ministry posted to social media saying a few of the shaking reports are from Vancouver Island and Vancouver.

Aftershocks are already following the terrifying wave of earthquakes, with a 4.9 magnitude tremor hitting the area at 7.36am BST.

Earthquakes are common in Japan as the country is located in an area where several continental and oceanic plates meet.

"This geologically active region, the Cascadia Subduction Zone, not only hosts erupting volcanoes but also produces megathrust earthquakes capable of generating devastating, ocean-crossing tsunamis".

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