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Quake recorded off Vancouver Island, no tsunami risk or damage reported

PORT ALICE, B.C. — An earthquake has struck off the northwest coast of Vancouver Island.

Natural Resources Canada says the magnitude 4.6 quake was centred 166 kilometres west of Port Alice, B.C.

It says the Monday afternoon earthquake occurred about 10 kilometres underground and was not felt.

There are no reports of damage and no tsunami was produced.

Earthquakes are common in the region and about a dozen large earthquakes of magnitude 6.6 to 7.0 have occurred nearby over the past century.

Three quakes measuring 6.5, 6.6 and 6.8 were felt and recorded in the region last Oct. 22 followed by at least four aftershocks.

The Canadian Press