Magnitude 3.2 earthquake near Bellingham shakes Abbotsford residents

A small earthquake shook Bellingham, Wash, just before midnight Tuesday, rattling residents in nearby Abbotsford, B.C.

Quake struck at 11:50 p.m. near Lake Whatcom, roughly 50 kilometres south of border

The small quake struck east of Bellingham just before midnight Tuesday. (USGS)

A small earthquake shook Bellingham, Wash., just before midnight Tuesday, rattling residents in nearby Abbotsford, B.C.

The magnitude 3.2  quake struck at 11:50 p.m. near Lake Whatcom, roughly 30 kilometres south of the Sumas Canada-U.S. border crossing, according to the U.S. Geological Service.

The quake was widely reported by residents from Bellingham to Abbotsford, with at least one B.C. resident saying it felt like a truck hit his house.

Small earthquakes in the region are common and it was not considered significant, according to the USGS website.