According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude 4.4 earthquake occurred at 7:33 pm on Sunday.
That was just a day after a magnitude 7.5 quake hit off the coast of southeastern Alaska and prompted a tsunami warning for the BC coast.
While at first there was a sense a panic among coastal communities, the warning was later dropped and no damage was reported.
Officials say Sunday's quake, which was centred about 200 km west of Tofino, was not strong enough to generate a tsunami or cause any damage.
Coastal areas in BC are prone to minor earthquakes. Experts say it's important to know the risks and become 'emergency ready' with kits that include food, water and supplies to last at least 72 hours.