Magnitude 4.2 earthquake felt in Okanagan Valley

Sep 10 2016, 4:54 pm

A moderately powerful magnitude 4.2 earthquake was felt in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley earlier this morning.

According to the US Geological Survey, the seismic event at 8:16 am PST had an epicentre at the southern end of the valley near Osoyoos and the US/Canada border – about 21 kilometres east of Oliver, 42 kilometres southeast of Penticton, and 80 kilometres southeast of West Kelowna.

It had a relatively shallow depth of just five kilometres, but no damage or injuries are expected given the magnitude of the event.

This was the Okanagan Valley’s most powerful earthquake in recent memory. Some people in the area took to Twitter to post about their experience: