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Minor earthquake shakes central Alberta town of Rocky Mountain House; no damage

A 3.5 earthquake hit west central Alberta, Tuesday, June 2, 2015.
A 3.5 earthquake hit west central Alberta, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Geological Survey of Canada, Credit

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. – Residents in west central Alberta had a shaky start to the day.

The Geological Survey of Canada says an earthquake happened around 8:30 a.m. near Rocky Mountain House.

The agency’s Honn Kao says the quake was minor and shallow, with a depth of less than five kilometres.

He says it registered 3.5 on the Richter scale, with the epicentre about six kilometres northwest of town.

No damages have been reported.

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