A magnitude 3.0 earthquake at the Strait of Georgia, just outside the City of Victoria on Vancouver Island, was detected at 1:40 p.m. earlier this afternoon.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake’s epicentre was only 11 kilometres away from the province’s capital city and had a depth of 24 kilometres.
The tremor was initially reported as a magnitude 3.2 event, before being downsized to magnitude 2.4 and then finally upgraded to magnitude 3.0.
Victoria residents who felt the shaking took to Twitter.
— ottguy (@ottguy) June 16, 2014
anyone else feel that earthquake in victoria? — Vanilla Ice (@hannahcoates) June 16, 2014
Anyone else in Victoria just feel an earthquake? My house just mega-rattled! — Aeropostale Victoria (@AeroMayfairVic) June 16, 2014
Earthquake sounded more like a boom in the legislature. Was sitting in the press gallery on the top floor at the time http://t.co/9KCzgkavPd
— Edward May (@EdwardMay) June 16, 2014
Featured Image: USGS screencap