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Several earthquakes strike off Vancouver Island, with no reports of damage

  • October 22, 2018

A array of 3 vast earthquakes have struck off a seashore of British Columbia, according to a United States Geological Survey.

There were no evident reports of casualties or repairs from the quakes.

The initial struck only before 11 p.m. PT Sunday, around 190 km southwest of Port Hardy, a city on a northeast finish of Vancouver Island.

The initial quake, reported as a bulk 6.5, was followed by another, with a bulk of 6.8, around 40 mins later.

The third quake was reported during bulk 6.5 only before midnight, nearby a same area as a prior two.

Three in a quarrel ‘unusual’

CBC meteorologist and seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe pronounced a earthquakes are a sign that B.C. is in a “complicated” tectonic setting.

British Columbia is located on a Pacific Ring of Fire, an active seismic section where thousands of mostly tiny earthquakes are available annually by sensors in a province.

Most of a quakes occur nearby a Cascadia subduction zone, an area where a Juan de Fuca and North American tectonic plates converge, stretching from Vancouver Island to northern California.

“If any one of these quakes had strike closer to land, there would have been harmful consequences,” pronounced Wagstaffe about a Sunday-Monday quakes.

“Three vast ones in a quarrel does seem unusual, and I’m certain scientists will be training as most as they can over a subsequent integrate of days about a change in stresses only off a coast.”

There were no evident tsunami warnings following a earthquakes.

Earthquakes Canada also reported a bulk 4.4 movement from a initial quake before midnight, and 3 next bulk 5.0 early Monday.

With files from Reuters and The Canadian Press

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