Three strong earthquakes reported off Vancouver Island

A map showing the epicentres of the three quakes off the coast of Vancouver Island

A map showing the epicentres of the three quakes off the coast of Vancouver Island

Earthquakes Canada also reported a magnitude-4.4 aftershock from the first quake before midnight. The quakes were about 6.8 miles deep.

After a series of earthquakes hit off the west coast of Vancouver Island on Sunday night, a seventh natural disaster has been reported this morning 225 km west of the town of Tofino, and 419 km west of Victoria.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which hit at a depth of 33km (21 miles) about 190km (117 miles) southwest of Port Hardy, a town on the northeast end of Vancouver island.

The first quake with a magnitude of 6.5 was followed by one of 6.8 and another of 6.5.

Nor were there any reports of the quake having been felt.

There was no tsunami threat, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Government Agency BC has acknowledged the multiple earthquakes, but says there is no reports of damage or injury.

The earthquakes were in a close cluster about between 197 and 223 kilometres west of Port Hardy, all happening within 45 minutes of each other.

Map locating the quake off the western coast of Canada.

"Many of the biggest faults in the Ring of Fire are submarine so that their rupture can trigger catastrophic tsunamis, such as those that struck Indonesia and the Indian Ocean in 2004 and Japan in 2011".

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