February 15, 2015 5:54 am
Updated: February 15, 2015 12:10 pm

3.4 magnitude earthquake hits Vancouver’s coast

A screenshot from Earthquakes Canada, which is reporting a 3.6 magnitude earthquake striking 26 kilometres northwest of Sechelt on February 14, 2015.


An earthquake struck near Vancouver on Saturday night.

According to Earthquakes Canada, it was a 3.4 magnitude quake with its epicentre 26 km northwest of Sechelt.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, it happened at 8:12 p.m., 10 km below the surface.

There are no reports of any damage, but many people in Squamish, the Sunshine Coast and the Lower Mainland have said they felt the earthquake as it was happening.

Squamish resident Nancy Collins says she was watching TV when “the whole place started to shake.”

Earthquakes Canada says “There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected.”

Earthquake Seismologist Dr. John Cassidy says the earthquake is a powerful reminder for B.C. residents that they live in an active earthquake zone.

“During the past 30 days there have been nearly 100 earthquakes in southwest British Columbia so every day we have these small earthquakes happening all around us.”

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