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Small earthquake hits Central Okanagan

Saturday, February 13th, 2010 | 9:43 am

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By Adrian Nieoczym

No, it wasn’t you’re imagination or a few too many end of the week beverages. The ground really did shake last night.

A small earthquake, measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale was lightly felt at about 7:42 p.m. yesterday in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton and Princeton, according to the Natural Resources Canada earthquake centre.

There are no reports of damage or injuries. The quake originated about 20 kilometres northwest of Summerland.

adrian@kelowna.com

250-575-3517

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4 Responses to “Small earthquake hits Central Okanagan”

  1. clara says:
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    What? Did anyone feel it?

  2. Andrew says:
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    Yep, felt it in Peachland. Two pulses. First just felt like a strong gust of wind hitting the house, second pulse rattled the sliding doors in their frames once.

  3. Debbie says:
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    Was felt in Glenrosa as well.

  4. 53north says:
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    With so many US Quakes lately (Alaska, Mendocino, Calexico) plus Haiti and Chile globally, then Canada shouldn’t think itself immune to the odd tremor, especially in geothermally active areas. A megathrust event like those mentioned, or Samoa, Solomons, Indonesia or Siberia, sets pressure and well levels all over that quadrant of the planet.
    The closest landfall to Tahiti? – Vancouver…
    =o}

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