Vancouver Island, Canada was hit by a powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake a few hours ago. Fortunately, it was not big enough to cause a tsunami. Natural Resources Canada said that it was the largest of a series of earthquakes in the seismically active region since Monday. But the earthquakes were far offshore to be felt on land.
The Emergency Management British Columbia likewise claimed that it was nothing to be alarmed about and was not at all unusual. No reports of casualties or damage were provided to any of the agencies.
Nevertheless, experts say that Canada’s Pacific Coast is overdue for a major earthquake. However, a British Columbia government website on seismic activity indicated that the region experiences earthquakes everyday with only a few noticeable and unlikely to cause any damage.