Earthquake News

Magnitude 5.7 Earthquake Hits Off Vancouver Island

Sat., Feb. 4, 2012, at 5:23 p.m.

(Reuters) - On Saturday, a magnitude 5.7 earthquake occurred off the coast of Vancouver Island, around 209 miles west of Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia, Canada. said the Geological Survey.

The largest city in British Columbia, Vancouver, was said to have felt the Pacific Ocean-centered earthquake, according to a post on the USGS website.

The earthquake occurred around 12:05 PM. local time, according to the USGS.

According to USGS seismologist Shengzao Chen, there was no threat of a tsunami as a result of the earthquake, and there have been no reports of damage.

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