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British Columbia struck by moderate earthquake

VANCOUVER — A moderate earthquake struck southern British Columbia late Tuesday.

Natural Resources Canada says the quake measured 4.3 and struck at 11:39 p.m. PST.

The U.S. Geological Survey, however, reported that the quake measured 4.9 and was centred about 20 kilometres north of Victoria.

The Canadian agency says there are no reports of damage and adds none would be expected.

The City of Vancouver has tweeted that there are "no known reports of significant earthquake damage."

A Canadian Press reporter who lives in South Surrey, B.C., said his entire house shook for a couple of seconds and that the quake felt like a truck passing by.

This quake follows another that measured 4.4 and struck several hours earlier near San Bernardino, California.

The USGS said aftershocks of magnitude 3.8 and 3.2 came minutes later, and dozens of tiny aftershocks followed in the next few hours.

— With files from The Associated Press

The Canadian Press

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