Small earthquake on Vancouver Island

The 4.6 magnitude quake struck west of Gold River Monday morning.

A small earthquake has struck near the West Coast of Vancouver Island this morning.

The original 4.0 magnitude quake was detected at 10:22 a.m., about 42 km west of Gold River and felt in Kingcome Inlet, a small fjord near Broughton Island. It has since been upgraded to a 4.6 magnitude earthquake.

It struck at a depth of 10 kilometres, but according to the Government of Canada, there is no tsunami expected.

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