No Pinoys hurt in Canada earthquake

Posted at | Updated as of 10/29/12 4:13 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Raul Hernandez said no Filipino has been affected or hurt by the 7.7-magnitude earthquake off the west coast of Canada.

Citing reports from Canadian authorities, Hernandez said Queen Charlotte Islands, which was most affected by the earthquake, is an 18-hour drive from Vancouver, where most Filipinos live.

He added it is also a remote area, which means less people are affected.

The epicenter of the tremor on Sunday (local time) was located 139 kilometers south of the town of Masset.

A tsunami warning alert has already been raised in Hawaii.