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Earthquake Hits Waters Off Western Canada


U.S. officials say a large earthquake has struck off of Canada's Pacific coast, but was too far offshore to be felt on land.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.1 quake hit the waters west of Vancouver Island early this Thursday morning.

Officials say there were no reports of injuries or damage.

Scientists say the earthquake was the largest in a series of quakes in the seismically active region. They say the quakes are a normal occurrence and are too small to generate tsunamis.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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