Residents on the West Coast felt rumblings Wednesday night when a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck northwest of Port Alice around 8:10 p.m.
Hitting at 22 kilometres below the earthâ€™s surface, the quake was not at risk of producing a tsunami, according to the Pacific Tsunami Information Centre.
While some in Tofino and Ucluelet felt the quake, it scared some North Island residents.
â€œIt was bad here,â€ said long-time Port McNeill resident Barbara Bartlett.
â€œLights were swinging and my chair felt like it was floating and the crystal was all clinking in the cabinet. Scary, worst one I’ve felt so far,â€ she said.