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Posted: September 29, 2016

Earthquake recorded near Elkford

Natural Resources Canada
Natural Resources Canada

Elkford and Sparwood residents may not know it but the earth shook close to them last night.

At 9:19 p.m. last night (Sept. 28), a 2.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded, reported Natural Resources Canada this morning.

The quake, registered at a depth of five kilometres, was “lightly felt in Sparwood and Elkford. There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected.”

The quake occurred 13 km south-southeast of Elkford (76 km east north east of Cranbrook).

The largest quake ever recorded in the region was a 5.0 magnitude trembler on Dec. 11, 1946. A 4.9 M earthquake was recorded on Nov. 15, 2014 and a 4.0 quake occurred April 4, 24, 2015.


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