Magnitude 6.3 quake off Canada's west coast

Magnitude 6.3  quake off Canada's west coast

Magnitude 6.3 quake off Canada's west coast

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 8:04 PM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck off the west coast of Canada but no damage has been reported. There was no tsunami warning issued.

Natural Resources Canada said Wednesday night the tremor occurred off Vancouver Island in the Pacific ocean, 85 miles (137 kilometers) southwest of Port Alice, British Columbia.

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada on Oct. 28, but there were no reports of major damage. Residents in some communities in British Columbia were evacuated, but the province escaped the biggest quake in Canada since 1949 unscathed.

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Guatemala earlier Wednesday, killing at least 48 people in two provinces.
 

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