Yes, that shaking felt in the Shuswap on Saturday night was the result of an earthquake, albeit a small tremor.
According to Earthquakes Canada, its monitoring station four kilometres northeast of Salmon Arm detected an earthquake at 8:39 p.m. on Saturday.
The monitoring equipment picked up a 2.2-magnitude earthquake originating a kilometre below the earth’s surface. According to Earthquakes Canada’s website, no damage was reported and none would be expected from a quake of that size.
Residents from Sicamous to Tappen reported their homes shaking and the ground vibrating, with initial online reports suggesting a low-flying jet plane to a possible meteor seen in the skies above Vernon.