Ninth earthquake in three days recorded off Canada's west coast
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, December 25, 2019 8:56PM EST
PORT HARDY, B.C. - Two more earthquakes have hit in the waters off Canada's west coast on Christmas Day.
Earthquakes Canada says a magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit 198 kilometres west of Port Hardy, B.C., shortly before 1 p.m. local time.
A smaller earthquake was also recorded at 8:25 a.m. about 153 kilometres west of Port Alice, B.C.
Officials say there are no reports of damage and a tsunami is not expected.
The pair of quakes comes after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck 188 kilometres west of Port Hardy around 7:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Six earthquakes also shook Vancouver Island on Monday, ranging between magnitudes 4.3 and six.