6.1-Magnitude Quake Hits Off British Columbia Coast

No injuries or damage reported
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 28, 2008 11:35 AM CDT
6.1-Magnitude Quake Hits Off British Columbia Coast
A bald eagle, clutching a chunk of salmon in its talons, takes flight as the town of Tofino, British Columbia sets in the background.    (KRT Photos)

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Canada's west coast today near Vancouver Island. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries. The quake was the latest in a series of coastal tremors since Monday. Two quakes rattled the area yesterday, both with magnitudes of around 5. There have been 18 quakes with a magnitude greater than 4 in the region this week. (More earthquake stories.)

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