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Quake hits off North Island, no injuries or significant damage

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Some of us felt it… and some of us didn’t…

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the northwest coast of Vancouver Island at ten-after-8 last night.  The epicentre was about 40 kilometers from Port Alice.

There was no tsunami risk, and no reports of injuries or significant damage, but Natural Resources Canada says people reported feeling the quake, and aftershocks in the magnitude 4 range, all over the Island and the southern mainland.

Port Hardy Mayor Bev Parnham says it was definitely felt on the North Island.

Check out the Natural Resources ministry’s “Earthquakes Canada” page for their report on the quake.  The researchers at NR-Can would also like to know if you felt it, and there’s a questionnaire you can fill out online.

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(With files from Jet-FM in Courtenay)

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