Earthquake rattles off B.C.’s coast

Earthquake rattles in ocean off Vancouver Island's west coast; no damage reported

  • Jan. 2, 2015 9:00 a.m.
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of B.C.'s Vancouver Island on Friday

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of B.C.'s Vancouver Island on Friday

By The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – A 5.4 magnitude earthquake has struck 211 kilometres west of northern Vancouver Island.

The federal agency that monitors earthquakes in Canada says no damage was reported or expected by the early morning event off Port Hardy.

The federal agency that monitors earthquakes says the tremor was felt slightly in the island city of Campbell River and the Metro Vancouver city of New Westminster.

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck 517 kilometres northwest of Vancouver Island this past weekend.

Earthquakes Canada reported five earthquakes off B.C.’s coast the weekend of Dec. 20 and Dec. 21.

Earthquakes are common off the B.C. coast, where the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate meets the Pacific tectonic plate, but few are large enough to be felt by humans.