Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off Vancouver Island

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Posted: Feb 04, 2012 5:29 PM
Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off Vancouver Island

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck off Vancouver Island on Saturday, some 209 miles west of Victoria, the capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

There was a report on the USGS website of the quake centered in the Pacific Ocean being felt in Vancouver, the largest city in British Columbia.

The quake struck at 12:05 p.m. local time, the USGS said.

There was no danger of a tsunami from the earthquake, and there have been no reports of damage, said seismologist Shengzao Chen of the USGS.

(Reporting By Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Paul Thomasch)