Five earthquakes strike off the coast of B.C.

Five powerful earthquakes strike off the coast of B.C. over the weekend

  • Dec. 21, 2014 5:00 p.m.

By The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – A series of powerful earthquakes shook the coast of B.C. over the weekend.

The federal agency that monitors earthquakes in Canada says there were five offshore quakes on Saturday and Sunday.

The first struck at around 3 p.m. Saturday about 517 kilometres west north west of Vancouver.

Another hit at about 7 p.m., and then there were three additional quakes between 1:40 a.m. and 2:45 a.m. early Sunday morning.

The tremors measured from 4.0 to 5.0 in magnitude.

There were no reports of damage, and none would be expected given the location of the quakes.

The quakes were also not expected to trigger tsunamis.

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