An abrupt and shaky awakening for some Calgary residents early Thursday morning.
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit Montana around 12:30am this morning and its effects were felt all the way up north in Calgary.
According to US government’s earthquake tracker website, the USGS, the quake hit 11km SSE of Lincoln, Montana.
The map below shows where the intensity of the earthquake was felt – showing several placement dots in Calgary.
Calgarians took to social media, posting videos and searching to see if it really was an earthquake.
Jul 6th, 2017 12:33am earthquake pic.twitter.com/92EpeVbXuu
— Li (@Lisoloist) July 6, 2017
Never thought I’d feel an earthquake in Alberta…
— Justin Shinji Tams (@JustinTams) July 6, 2017
— Kyle Brittain (@calgarywxguy) July 6, 2017
Was laying in bed shaking thinking I was feeling ill. Wtf. #yyc
— ᴄʀᴀᴄᴋᴍᴀᴄs (@Crackmacs) July 6, 2017
— Shafiq Shajani (@shafiqshajani) July 6, 2017
— Vanessa McWilliams (@SpeakerVanessa) July 6, 2017
Residents in Montana and a certain celebrity also thought the words Montana and earthquake couldn’t go together.
Wow. Earthquake in Montana. So if you wonder if you’re crazy and you’re searching the words earthquake and Montana, earthquake Montana.
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) July 6, 2017
Yo is that a mf earthquake rn
— macdaddy ™ (@JustinMac15_) July 6, 2017
Damn that earthquake had me all sorts of confused
— Brandingo (@Bsharks81) July 6, 2017
This was the strongest earthquake reported to hit Montana in a dozen years- no wonder we felt it up north.
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) July 6, 2017