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Earthquake reported in Okanagan

Quake rumbles Okanagan

UPDATE 5:30 p.m.

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 6.5 magnitude earthquake northeast of Boise, Idaho.

It is not clear if that earthquake is responsible for the shaking felt in the Okanagan, but a quake of that magnitude has the ability to be felt hundreds of kilometres away, says the USGS.

A quake of that strength happens about 100 times a year on earth and can cause significant damage in very populated areas. 

The Boise earthquake occurred at 4:52 p.m.at a depth of 10 kilometres. In additional to the Okanagan, shaking was also felt in Alberta and the Kootenays.


ORIGINAL 5:07 p.m.

Did you feel that?

Castanet readers across the Okanagan are reporting a minor earthquake that took place shortly before 5 p.m.

The shaking has so far been reported in Kelowna, Lake Country, Vernon, Penticton, Kaleden and Oliver.

Castanet has been inundated with calls and messages about the quake, which was felt in the Castanet newsroom.

Earthquake Canada and the US Geological Survey has not published anything on the quake yet.

Castanet will update as more information becomes available. 



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