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June 26, 2012 at 9:58 PM

4.9 earthquake rumbles Vancouver Island

A 4.9 earthquake shook Vancouver Island, British Columbia, at 9:22 p.m. Tuesday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The epicenter was located more than 50 miles off the western shore and more than 100 miles from most cities on the island. The closest major city, Port Hardy, is 115 miles away from it.

A 5.0 earthquake on May 4 and 4.4 earthquake on May 11 shook the island from nearly the same place, according to  Natural Resources Canada’s online earthquake records.

 

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