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.

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

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