The U.S. Geological Survy (USGS) has upgraded the earthquake that hit west of Ucluelet to magnitude 4.8. The earthquake hit at approximately 1:35 p.m. at a depth of 26 kilometres.
Earthquakes Canada originally reported a 4.0 magnitude earthquake has hit near the Ucluelet area at approximately 1:35 p.m.
People in Port Alberni felt the earth move and others from Nanaimo up to Comox are also reporting that they felt it as well.
Automatic detection of seismic event: magnitude 4.0 – 24 Jan 13:35 PST – UCLUELET, BC region
— Earthquakes Canada (@CANADAquakes) January 24, 2020
At this time, no tsunami is expected on the west coast.
This is the second earthquake to hit the west coast today; Agassiz and Harrison residents felt a 1.6 magnitude at 11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 that was three kilometres east-northeast of Agassiz.
READ: Rude awakening: 1.6-magnitude earthquake rouses residents from their sleep
More to come…