The tremor struck just over 165 kilometres west of Port Hardy

Earthquake hits southwest of Port Alice

A 4.4 earthquake struck southwest of Port Alice at a depth of about 10 kilometres just after 10 p.m. on Feb. 22.

A 4.4 earthquake hit off the coast of Vancouver Island late at night on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Natural Resources Canada says it struck southwest of Port Alice, B.C. at a depth of about 10 kilometres just after 10 p.m. pacific time.

The federal agency says there are no reports of damage and none are expected.

The U.S. Geological Survey report pegged the quake’s strength at magnitude 4.8 and centred it 166 kilometres southwest of Port Hardy

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