Strong quake off Vancouver, no damage seen: witness

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Posted: Sep 09, 2011 4:19 PM
Strong quake off Vancouver, no damage seen: witness

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A strong earthquake off the coast of Vancouver Island shook buildings downtown in the Canadian city but there were no immediate signs of damage, a witness said.

The quake with a preliminary 6.7 magnitude created a slight rattling in nearby Seattle, Washington, but police in the U.S. city said there were no reports of damage.

(Reporting by Greg Joyce in Vancouver, writing by Peter Henderson, Editing by Sandra Maler)