Earthquakes Canada says there’s been a 4.3 magnitude quake in the Oliver, B.C. region.
The quake registered in Penticton as a 4.1 magnitude.
It was also felt in other regions, like Kaledon, Bridesville, Lake Country, and Abbotsford.
Alison Bird, a seismologist with the Geological Survey of Canada, says the quake happened just after 9:00 AM.
“It was just 15 kilometers east of Penticton, so quite close to Oliver.”
It was also felt in Bridesville, Lake Country, and as far out as Abbotsford.
When asked if there would be any aftershocks…
“Unlikely but it’s possible, they’d be very small. Probably not many of them would be felt. Probably up to magnitude three if we did have any, not terribly big.”
Emergency Management Info B.C. says there is no damage reported, and Earthquakes Canada says it’s not expecting to hear of any.
Global B.C. Meteorologist Mark Madryga is in Osoyoos, where he felt this morning’s slight shake-up…
“My coffee spilled, so, yeah, that shook right off the table, and there was some coffee on the table…but everything’s good here.”
He was speaking to Global News.
Just felt an earthquake in #OliverBC anyone else feel that?
— Neetu Garcha (@NeetuGarcha) September 10, 2016
Growing up in a mining area in South Africa, tremors were common. I “guesstimated” this one at mag 4 – was close! https://t.co/RgI3zrPiIJ
— Dr. Alan Ruddiman (@awruddiman) September 10, 2016
— Jeannette Montgomery (@OkanaganWriting) September 10, 2016