3.4 Magnitude earthquake shakes Kamloops

By Chad Harris
December 16, 2015 - 2:08am Updated: December 16, 2015 - 10:39pm

KAMLOOPS — Did you feel it?

That was the question on everyone's tongue this morning after a small earthquake struck at about 1:48am Wednesday December 16, centered 18 kilometres east of Ashcroft.

Trevor Allen is a seismologist with Natural Resources Canada. He says quakes this size are common in the southern Interior about once every two to three years, and there isn't any reason to believe we will feel any more shakers any time soon.

"So far we have not recorded any aftershocks from this earthquake, however there is always a possibility there may be aftershocks in the days and weeks following this event," said Allen - who added "right now there is nothing telling us that this will be an ongoing phenomenon."

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Earthquakes Canada's reporting function on its website recorded about sixty reports from the public.

The City of Kamloops says there have been no reports of infrastructure damage caused by the quake.












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