Small earthquake rattles Shuswap

According to Earthquakes Canada, Saturday night's 2.2-magnitude quake originated one kilometres beloew the surface, four kilometres northeast of Salmon Arm

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.

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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.

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