A 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Vancouver Island on Friday night.
EARTHQUAKE Mag=4.9 on 22 May at 19:14 PDT.
Details : https://t.co/En7VGZP3Hj
129 km W of Port Alice, BC
— Earthquakes Canada (@CANADAquakes) May 23, 2020
According to Earthquakes Canada, the quake was detected at 7:14 p.m. on May 22 and had a depth of eight kilometres.
The earthquake occurred 129 kilometres west of Port Alice and 459 kilometres west of Vancouver.
Earthquakes Canada said there have been no reports of damage caused by the quake and that a tsunami was not expected.
A M4.9 earthquake struck off the west coast of northern #VancouverIsland at 7:14 p.m. PT tonight.
Did you feel it? Tell us here:https://t.co/4AvZllThag
See live shaking here:https://t.co/dKkOorXUdl pic.twitter.com/GnifI2CFDE
— John Cassidy (@earthquakeguy) May 23, 2020
As of Saturday morning, only one person had reported feeling the earthquake and recorded light shaking with no damage.
Those who felt the earthquake are asked to report it on the Natural Resources Canada website, earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca.
An earthquake of similar magnitude – 4.5 – was detected 112 kilometres south of Port Alice on May 9.