Strong earthquake rattles Canada

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A magnitude-6.6 earthquake hits Vancouver Island in the Pacific Ocean

A magnitude-6.6 earthquake hits Vancouver Island in the Pacific Ocean

PORT ALICE, Canada - A magnitude-6.6 earthquake rattled Canada in the Pacific Ocean, on Wednesday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, which occurred 11.4 kilometers below the seabed, centered 40 kilometers southwest of Port Alice, the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.

The Tsunami Warning Center announced that the quake did not trigger a tsunami threat and no damage or casualties have yet been reported.

Earthquakes that measure between 6 and 6.9 magnitudes are classified as ‘strong,’ and those between 7 and 7.9 are deemed ‘major’ quakes.

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