(CTV News) – A tsunami is not expected after two small earthquakes struck within two hours of each other off the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. The first quake struck at around 1:27 p.m. about 166 kilometers west of Port Alice, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Earthquakes Canada and the USGS recorded its strength as magnitude 4.6. USGS said it struck at a depth of three kilometers, and the National

Tsunami Warning Centre said no tsunami was expected as a result. Then at 2:44 p.m., a second stronger earthquake registering at magnitude 5.3 struck 189 kilometers west of Port Alice, according to Earthquakes Canada. Karen Robertson, manager of the Outpost store in Winter Harbour, says she felt the second earthquake, her very first on the island. “I was sitting just in a chair, doing some reading and I heard the house kind of creak,” she told CTV News. READ MORE

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