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No Pacific-wide tsunami after large quake off Vancouver island

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A strong earthquake struck off Vancouver island in western Canada Wednesday, but did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. 

The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7, struck at 8:10 p.m. near the epicenter (5:10 p.m. in Hawaii) at a depth of 7 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was centered about 58 miles south of Port Hardy,Canada, 208 miles west-northwest of Victoria, and about 280 miles northwest of Seattle. 

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach said no widespread tsunami was generated.

The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska, also said there is no danger of a tsunami in the Pacific Northwest.

Within a half hour of the quake, nearly 200 people had logged on to the USGS earthquake information site to report having felt it.

Port Hardy resident Jennifer Nickerson said the quake caused lights to sway and the fish tank in the hotel where she works to rock.

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