For the second day in a row, an earthquake off the west coast has been lightly felt on Vancouver Island.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting a 6.2 magnitude shaker off the Oregon coast, 265 kilometres northwest of the coastal community of Bandon, Oregon, nearly 400 km south of Portland.
The USGS website says it received a report of the earthquake being felt in Sidney, 644 kilometres from the epicentre.
Today's M6.2 earthquake ~240 km off the coast of Oregon (~630 km SSW of #Victoria) was a strike-slip quake on the active Blanco Fracture Zone (transform fault).
USGS details: https://t.co/qDWbvGlNFH
Seismic summaries of Cascadia from @patton_cascadia :https://t.co/9lpjOORQ3B pic.twitter.com/UzHCZalW20
— John Cassidy (@earthquakeguy) August 22, 2018
Earthquakes Canada reported a 4.8 magnitude earthquake Tuesday morning at 6:10 a.m., 210 km west of Port Hardy.
Earthquakes Canada says the earthquake was lightly felt in Port Hardy and there were no reports of damage.
Like Tuesday’s earthquake, a tsunami is not expected following the earthquake near Oregon.
Nearly two hours after the first earthquake, which was also felt in Vancouver, two aftershocks were recorded measuring magnitudes of 3.5 and 3.2.