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Large earthquake of magnitude 6.3 strikes spot west of Port Hardy, Canada

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Large earthquake of magnitude 6.3 strikes spot west of Port Hardy, Canada

Lighthouse along the Inner Passage, Port Hardy, British Columbia. (Photo by John Greim / LightRocket via Getty Images)

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A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit a point off the coast of British Columbia on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.

At 8:36 pm, the quake struck 182 kilometers west of Port Hardy, a town of about 4,100, the agency said. It had a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).

A tsunami is not expected, said the National Tsunami Center in Alaska.

On Monday, a series of five earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 4.8 to 6.0 were recorded in British Columbia.

The Seattle Times reports that four of the five earthquakes were mostly recorded on Vancouver Island and on the northern tip of Victoria Island in Port Alice and Port Hardy, according to the government website Earthquakes Canada.

According to the website, Monday's earthquakes around Vancouver Island were: a magnitude 5.1 at 8:44 in the morning; a magnitude 5.6 at 11:13 in the morning; a magnitude 5.8 at 11:49 in the morning; a magnitude 6.0 at 12:56; and a magnitude 4.8 at 15:38

In addition, a magnitude 4.3 earthquake was recorded at 9:32 pm. Monday at Queen Charlotte's Village on Moresby Island, northwest of Victoria.

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