BRITISH COLUMBIA

Moderate earthquake hits in ocean off Vancouver Island, British Columbia

03/25/2015 07:45 EDT | Updated 05/25/2015 05:59 EDT
PORT HARDY, B.C. - The U.S. Geological Survey says a moderate earthquake struck west of Vancouver Island.

The magnitude 4.9 temblor hit Wednesday about 12:22 p.m. about 90 miles (145 kilometres) southwest of Port Hardy, British Columbia.

Port Hardy Mayor Hank Bood says the quake was not felt in his community on northern Vancouver Island.

Natural Resources Canada says there were no reports of damage, and none was expected. No tsunami warning was issued.