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No tsunami from earthquakes off British Columbia

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 05:16 p.m. HST, Sep 03, 2013



VANCOUVER, British Columbia >> A series of earthquakes has struck an area off British Columbia's coast, but the quakes did not generate a tsunami and there have been no damage reports.

The largest quake recorded today was a magnitude 6.0 and was centered nearly 120 miles off Bella Bella, on British Columbia's northern coast at about 10:19 a.m. Hawaii time.

The U.S. Geological Survey says several additional quakes followed, with the largest a magnitude 5.9.

Natural Resources Canada seismologist Honn Kao tells The Canadian Press that the area is "known to have very active seismic activity in the past" and quakes of this size are not uncommon. He says no reports have been received from anyone feeling the quakes.

Canadian Press talked to Bella Bella Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Glen Caston, who says he didn't feel a thing and says police haven't heard from anyone who felt any rumbling.






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