Second quake hits B.C.'s coast

Rocky shore of Long Beach in Pacific Rim National park, Canada. (Fotolia.com)

Rocky shore of Long Beach in Pacific Rim National park, Canada. (Fotolia.com)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:31 AM ET

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of B.C. Wednesday night — the second to hit the area in recent weeks.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, it hit at 6:01 p.m. near Vancouver Island, about 186 km from Port Hardy. Nobody was harmed and there are no reports of damage.

This follows a 7.7.-magnitude quake on Oct. 28 that caused numerous tremors and had the region on tsunami alert for a short period. It caused minor damage on the Haida Gwaii island chain off B.C.'s northern coast.


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