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2 earthquakes hit off Vancouver Island coast

03/25/2015 05:23 EDT | Updated 05/25/2015 05:59 EDT
Two earthquakes hit about 150 kilometres south of Port Hardy, B.C. just after the lunch hour on Wednesday — but they were far enough out in the ocean, they likely didn't so much as rattle dishes on land. 

A global earthquake map estimates the quakes measured 4.6 and 5.0 magnitude, which is considered relatively light, however, those numbers often change upon review.

No damage or injuries have been reported as a result of today's quakes and none are expected, according to Earthquakes Canada.

Anything between 2.5 and 5.4 can be felt but almost always cause only minor damage.

There are about 30,000 similar earthquakes felt worldwide every year and coastal North America is a hot spot.

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