Earthquake strikes off the coast of Vancouver Island

Late Friday evening an earth quake struck about 270km of the coast of Tofino.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) detected a magnitude 4.7 earthquake that occurred off the coast of Vancouver Island at 11:33pm.

This was the second earthquake to happen in BC in as many days. On Thursday a 4.2 magnitude quake hit 22km from Fort St. John that is being blamed on fracking.

Also on Friday there were back to back earthquakes that hit Anchorage Alaska, a 7.0 and 5.7 causing damage to roads and buildings. No deaths or injuries were reported.

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