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Loud boom an earthquake

An earthquake shook the Salmon Arm area Saturday night.

Social media lit up with comments and questions after a loud, explosion-like noise was heard about 8:40 p.m.

"Did anyone else just feel an earthquake in Salmon Arm? Our whole house shook, and it was loud like a truck hitting the house," Twitter user Anne Tenning posted. 

"The neighbours were outside looking, so it wasn’t just us that heard it and felt it."

"Loud explosion heard in Salmon Arm .. any ideas what it was?" a Castanet reader also inquired.

Earthquakes Canada confirms the 2.2 magnitude quake struck at 50.73 north, 119.23 west at 8:39 p.m. local time. It was recorded at a depth of one kilometre.

"There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected," the agency posted to its website this morning.



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