6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Coast of British Columbia

(USGS)

VANCOUVER (CBS SF) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck off the coast of British Columbia.

The USGS reports the quake’s epicenter was located 116 miles (186 kilometers) southwest of Bella Bella, Canada at a depth of 23.6 kilometers. The quake hit at 6:56 a.m. PDT.

NOAA said a tsunami is not expected.

There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

On Thursday, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near Eureka.

Original Article: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/04/24/magnitude-6-1-earthquake-rocks-british-columbia-canada/

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