Earthquake Reported off Vancouver Island

At 11:39 p.m. on December 29 a 4.3 magnitude earthquake occurred approximately eight kilometres ESE of Sidney, BC. There are no reports of damage and none are expected. There is no tsunami threat.

Full details of the quake are available from Natural Resources Canada.

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