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No damage in earthquake

There were no reports of injury, or damage resulting from a minor earthquake that hit the Salmon Arm area Saturday.

That from the Shuswap Emergency Program.

The quake, whose epicenter was located about four kilometres northeast of Salmon Arm, was a magnitude 2.2 on the Richter Scale - considered low.

Information was sent following significant public concern after some residents heard a loud noise and felt structures shake.

Natural Resources Canada seismologist Taimi Mulder says the quake would have been like a truck slamming into a building.

"As a result, there were numerous calls to emergency services asking for information. None of the calls provided responders with a specific emergency incident related to what we now know was an earthquake," the SEP said in a news release.

While the Shuswap typically experiences up to five magnitude one or two earthquakes each year, this was the first recorded shaker since 2017.

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