The United States Geological Survey is reporting a 5.7 magnitude earthquake 12.8 kilometers deep hit off Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada at 3:05 PM Eastern Standard Time. No tsunami warning has been issued.
The quake epicenter was 184 km (114 miles) NE of TOKYO, Japan at a depth of 27 miles. Massive flooding is also occurring in Fukushima and Nigata provinces as a result of torrential rains hitting the area. Approximately 200,000 people have been forced to take shelter with 3,000 homes suffering flood conditions. Over 24 inches of rain has fallen in Fukushima prefecture alone in the last 72 hours.