(EP) A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck in the South Pacific Ocean about 650 miles (1,045 kilometers) south of the Australian island state of Tasmania, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor, which struck at about 1 p.m. Sydney time at a depth of 8 kilometers, was detected by more than 50 stations on the Australian mainland, Geoscience Australia said. No tsunami warning was issued.
Canada: Authorities say a magnitude- 4.8 earthquake in Canada was widely felt across northwest Washington State, but no major damage or injuries have been reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday 11 miles northeast of Victoria, Canada. Randy Baldwin, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey, says it was felt for a radius of 150 miles. He says he hasn’t heard of any major damage or recorded any aftershocks.
Tom Eades, a 911 dispatcher with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office in Washington, says the agency received lots of calls but no reports of damage or injuries. The agency is in the San Juan Islands, between Vancouver Island in British Columbia and mainland Washington. The USGS website has recorded more than 10,000 reports of the quake being felt. FULL REPORT