No tsunami warning after quake shakes North Island

Early morning temblor, 5.7 magnitude, shakes residents across region Sunday.

The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Center reported no tsunami activity was expected after an earthquake struck near Nootka Island, off the West Coast of Vancouver Island, at 6:22 a.m. Sunday.

Originally reported as 5.0 magnitude, the quake was later upgraded to a 5.7, Vancouver Island Earthquake watch announced.

The earthquake took place at a depth of 16 kilometres, about 107 kilometres south of Port Hardy. It was reportedly felt by residents in Port Alice, Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Sointula, Alert Bay and other North Island locations, as a shaking or rolling for about 10 seconds.

The incident follows a 5.0 quake registered eight days earlier, approximately 190 kilometres west of Port Hardy.