USGS: 4.8 magnitude quake strikes off northern Vancouver Island

An 4.2 magnitude quake struck northwest Washington state on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Natural Resources Canada says it struck southwest of Port Alice on northern Vancouver island at a depth of about 10 kilometres. There was no danger of a tsunami, the National Weather Service reported.

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The USGS also says a magnitude 4.2 quake struck western Washington about 54 kilometres west-southwest of Seattle.

There were no initial reports of damage or casualties.

Karen Gallaway said she thought it was an quake right away, and she went online to see if other people had felt it.

Washington Emergency Management tweeted that people in a wide area felt the quake.

  • Leroy Wright