Vancouver rocked by 5.4 magnitude earthquake just hours after Alaska is hit with huge 7.2 tremours

A MASSIVE 5.4 magnitude earthquake has rocked the west coast of Canada hours after Alaska was shaken by 7.8 mega-tremors.

The major shaker erupted around 155 miles (250km) west of Vancouver Island this morning.

There are no reports of damage or injures caused by the earthquake which happened at a depth of 10 miles (16km).

The US Geological Survey, initially reported the magnitude to be 6.2 but have now downgraded it to 5.4.

This comes after a giant 7.8 magnitude tremor struck the Alaska Peninsula late last night.

However, the warning – which was called for South Alaska, the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands – was cancelled early this morning only two hours after the tremors.

The earthquake struck 65 miles (105 km) southeast of Perryville, Alaska, at a depth of 17 miles (28 km).

Both the shakes in Vancouver and Alaska happened within the infamous 'Ring of Fire' – a long chain of fault lines and volcanoes around the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

There are 452 volcanoes based in the 25,000-mile ring that stretches from North and South America to Japan and New Zealand.

Since 1850 about 90 per cent of the most powerful eruptions happened within this boundary.

452 (over 75 per cent of the world's) volcanoes lay in the Ring of FireCredit: USGS

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