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.