February 5, 2012 in Nation/World

Quake rumbles off coast of B.C.

Associated Press

SEATTLE – A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has been recorded about 105 miles west of Ucluelet off the coast of Vancouver Island, B.C.

A National Earthquake Information Center geophysicist in Golden, Colo., said there was no danger of a tsunami from the shallow quake.

It hit at 12:05 p.m. Saturday.

Geophysicist Rafael Abreu said he didn’t expect to see damage from the quake, based on its distance from shore and the low intensity at which it was felt.

A handful of residents on Lopez Island, Wash., as well as in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C., reported feeling it.

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