PALMER - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday off the Queen Charlotte Islands off the west coast of British Columbia.
A spokesman at the Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Guy Urban, said it did not generate a tsunami. He says the quake was reportedly felt in Port Hardy and Prince Rupert, B.C. No reports of damage.
Urban said it was followed six minutes later by a 5.7 magnitude aftershock.
He said such quakes in that remote area are "not unusual."
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