Canada natural disaster MAP: Where has the 6.8 magnitude quake hit in Canada?

The first quake struck off at 6.39am BST, while the second one went off at the same location at 7.16am BST.

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake struck at 10:39 pm and had a shallow epicenter of 10 km located about 218 km southwest of Port Hardy.

A magnitude 6.8 quake struck northwest of Canada's Vancouver Island late Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The third quake was reported at magnitude 6.5 just before midnight, near the same area as the previous two.

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The of the depth the largest is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) and it struck about 149 miles (239 kilometers) west of Tofino, Canada.

An natural disaster early-warning system recently tested off the B.C. coast could give residents anywhere from 20 seconds to two minutes to prepare before a quake.

Official agencies reported that there was a possibility the earthquakes could have been felt lightly in parts of Vancouver Island, but that damage was unlikely.

The Cascadia Subduction Zone has produced magnitude 9.0 or greater earthquakes in the past, and undoubtedly will in the future.

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