B.C. earthquake felt in Kelowna

Locals feel the earth move.

An earthquake, registering a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter Scale and centred of the west coast of Vancouver Island Friday afternoon was felt by some people in the Kelowna area.

Shortly before 1 p.m., several people called into local radio stations asking about a slight, brief  movement of the ground in the Kelowna and Glenmore areas. Some people in the Centuria high-rise building in downtown Kelowna reportedly left the building when the jolt occurred.

The calls came in just after the earthquake was recorded 135 kilometres south-south east of the Vancouver Island community of Port Hardy. The earthquake was strongly felt in part of the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island, especially in the Campbell River and Comox Valley areas. No reports of damage or injury were initially reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.9 kilometres bellow the earth’s surface. No tsunami warning was issued as a result.


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