BRITISH COLUMBIA

Earthquakes Near Port Hardy Strike Just Days Apart

07/31/2015 03:06 EDT | Updated 07/31/2015 05:59 EDT

Two earthquakes have struck off the coast of Vancouver Island within 48 hours of each other.

On Friday, a 4.2-magnitude shock hit around 10:30 a.m., according to Natural Resources Canada. The agency said the epicentre was 191 kilometres west of Port Hardy.

It follows a quake that hit 183 kilometres west of the same municipality on Wednesday afternoon. It was measured at a magnitude of 4.8.

The agency said there were no reports of damage and that none would have been expected as a result of either incident.

It added that nothing could felt on the surface in both cases.

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