Magnitude 3.2 earthquake near Bellingham shakes Abbotsford residents
Quake struck at 11:50 p.m. near Lake Whatcom, roughly 50 kilometres south of border
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.
I heard it more then I felt it on the mountain here. <a href="https://t.co/OYG8IPopdI">https://t.co/OYG8IPopdI</a>—@Razor_bc
Kind of felt like a truck hit the corner of the house, little shake, then silence <a href="https://t.co/AwQUFj4J6u">https://t.co/AwQUFj4J6u</a>—@ItsBillGill