No Vancouver Island tsunami expected after earthquake, seismologist says

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Vancouver Island this morning, but no land impact is expected.

Natural Resources Canada seismologist Brindley Smith said the quake struck at 8:55 a.m. on April 13, about 200 kilometers southwest of Port Alice.

Smith said there was no damage and no tsunami was expected.

“We’ve been following up with the tsunami warning center and we haven’t heard anything since then,” Smith said.

Smith also said there haven’t been any reports of the quake being felt, but encouraged anyone who did feel it to fill out a “Do You Feel It” Survey,allowable Earthquakes Canada.

“We always encourage people to be prepared for earthquakes that can cause major damage — of course, we’re always worried about major earthquakes,” Smith said.

Those interested in learning about earthquake preparedness can visit get getprepared.gc.caSmith said.

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