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5.7 quake recorded off Vancouver, no tsunami

A handful of residents in Lopez Island, Washington state, as well as Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, reported feeling the quake.

world Updated: Feb 05, 2012 23:07 IST

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has been recorded about 105 miles (170 kilometers) west of Ucluelet off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

A national earthquake information center geophysicist in Golden, Colorado, says there is no danger of a tsunami from the shallow quake. It hit at 12.05 pm on Saturday.

Geophysicist Rafael Abreu says he doesn't expect to see damage from this quake based on its distance from shore and the low intensity at which it was felt.

A handful of residents in Lopez Island, Washington state, as well as Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, reported feeling the quake.

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