6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Canada

6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred on Wednesday night on the west coast of Canada, the site says the U.S. Geological Survey.

Earthquakes have been recorded at 18.01 Wednesday local time (06.01 MSK Thursday). The epicenter was located 189 kilometers south-east of the town of Port Hardy, located on the coast of Vancouver Island (British Columbia). The earthquake lies at a depth of 16.6 kilometers.

As the website of the Canadian TV channel CBC News, people of the coast feel mild tremors, earthquake did not cause panic. No casualties or damage as a result of aftershocks were reported. No threat of a tsunami.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, in the last few days in this area of Canada are regular earthquakes of various magnitudes.

The earthquake of magnitude 7.7 occurred off the west coast of Canada on October 28, a small tsunami reached the U.S. state of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean, but it did not cause extensive damage or casualties.

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