December 23, 2019 / 8:19 PM / 5 months ago

Quake hits off Canada's British Columbia, no reports of damage

TORONTO (Reuters) - A Magnitude 5.8 quake hit off British Columbia on Canada’s western coast on Monday with no reports of damage, Natural Resources Canada said.

The quake was very shallow and centered 178 km (111 miles)west of Port Hardy.

“There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected. No tsunami expected,” said Natural Resources Canada on its website.

The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the magnitude at 6.0.

Reporting by Alison Martell in Toronto; Additional reporting by Sandra Maler in Washington; Editing by Dan Grebler and Sandra Maler

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