The location of a magnitude-5.4 earthquake off Vancouver Island Monday (Photo: USGS)

The location of a magnitude-5.4 earthquake off Vancouver Island Monday (Photo: USGS)

A larger magnitude-5.3 earthquake has followed a smaller  4.6-magnitude quake Monday afternoon off of northern Vancouver Island.

The first quake struck around  1:27 p.m. 166 kilometres west of Port Alice at 10 kilometres deep, and was followed by the second at 2:44 p.m. 189 kilometres west of Port Allice at the same depth.

Natural Resources Canada says there was no danger of a Tsunami or damage from either. No reports of shaking have come in to officials.

Both struck near where multiple 6.0+ earthquakes hit back in October.

Natural Resources Canada Seismologist John Cassidy says the region is usually active and the events are not unusual.

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake hit 170 kilometres South West of Port Hardy (Photo: USGS)

The location of a 4.6-magnitude earthquake that hit 170 kilometres South West of Port Hardy (Photo: USGS)

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