VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A series of earthquakes has struck an area off British Columbia's coast, but the quakes did not generate a tsunami and there have been no damage reports.
The largest quake recorded Tuesday was a magnitude 6.0 and was centered nearly 120 miles off Bella Bella, on British Columbia's northern coast.
The U.S. Geological Survey says several additional quakes followed, with the largest as of Tuesday evening recorded as a magnitude 5.9.
A Natural Resources Canada seismologist says the area is "known to have very active seismic activity in the past" and quakes of this size are not uncommon. He says no reports have been received from anyone feeling the quakes.