A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Haida Gwaii region in British Columbia

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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit British Columbia's Haida Gwaii archipelago region off the west coast Wednesday evening.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake hit around 9:30 p.m. local time.

It reports the quake's epicentre was 196 kilometres west-southwest of Bella Bella at a depth of 10 kilometres.

Earthquake Canada says the tremor was ``lightly felt'' on northern Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland coast.

It adds the quake was located 353 kilometres southwest of Kitimat, B.C., and 581 kilometres west-northwest of Vancouver.

There was no tsunami warning issued and officials are reporting no threat of landslides.