A strong earthquake struck off the coast of B.C., about 100 km from Port Hardy, around 8:10 p.m. local time.
Earthquakes Canada pegged the magnitude at 5.9, while the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it was 6.7 but did not issue a tsunami warning.
"A widespread destructive tsunami threat does not exist based on historical earthquake and tsunami data," the PTWC said in a bulletin.
#Earthquake at 8:10pm. 6.7 mag, 91km south of Port Hardy. I felt it in Errington! The whole house rocked and made a few noises.— Mariah Wilde (@OceanWilde) April 24, 2014
At least one aftershock, magnitude 4.0, was reported about half an hour later, according to Earthquakes Canada.
Many took to Twitter to report whether or not they'd felt the tremor.
"That was the strongest earthquake I have experienced. Felt my couch move and felt almost like I had motion sickness," wrote Leata Brooks of Sechelt.
that was the strongest earthquake I have experienced. Felt my couch move and felt almost like I had motion sickness. #scarybutcool— Leata Brooks (@sleepy_nite) April 24, 2014
But Helen Crofts of Vancouver said, "Yet another earthquake I didn't even notice."
Definitely felt that earthquake on the 22nd floor, building swaying and it was not the beer I had! USGS says a 6.7 off Port Hardy.— Danniele Livengood (@DanniLive13) April 24, 2014