Magnitude 4.7 earthquake detected west of Port Hardy

- Published: 30 July 2015
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake detected west of Port Hardy

Earthquakes Canada is reporting a magnitude 4.7 earthquake off the coast of Port Hardy, B.C.

The agency says there are no reports of damage and none are expected.

It also says the quake was not felt.

The earthquake struck around 5:30 p.m. PT, about 183 kilometres west of Port Hardy at a depth of 19 kilometres.

The U.S. Geological Survey, which uses a slightly different method of calculating earthquakes, puts the magnitude at 4.8.

In January, a magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Tofino at a depth of 24 kilometres was felt as far away as the Lower Mainland.

Source: cbc.ca