OTTAWA (Reuters) - A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Vancouver Island on Thursday but was too far away to be felt on land and too small to generate a tsunami, the Canadian government said.
The quake was the latest of a series in the seismically active Pacific region about 120 miles west of Vancouver Island, Natural Resources Canada said.
On Monday, there was a quake of 4.2 magnitude in the same area and on Wednesday one of 5.0 magnitude.
Thursday’s quake hit at 5:37 a.m. local time (8:37 a.m. EDT).
The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered 95 miles
west-southwest of Port Hardy, British Columbia, and 293 miles west-northwest of Vancouver.
The USGS said the quake was reported at a depth of 6.2 miles.
Reporting by Randall Palmer; editing by Ted Kerr