Minor 2.9-magnitude earthquake felt in Abbotsford

Residents in Abbotsford, B.C., felt the ground shake early Sunday morning, a little before 1 a.m.
A map posted on the U.S. Geological Survey website shows a small red dot marking the epicentre of a Magnitude 2.9 earthquake near Abbotsford, B.C. (USGS)

Some Abbotsford, B.C., residents felt the ground shake early Sunday around 12:45 a.m.

The earthquake measured magnitude 2.9, and struck 7 kilometres east-southeast of Abbotsford, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The USGS reports that the epicentre was 10.9 kilometres underground.

The Abbotsford Fire Department confirmed no damage was reported, but many people took to social media claiming to have felt the earth beneath them shake.


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