Last night, a 3.2-magnitude earthquake struck the San Juan Islands, located about 24 kilometres from Victoria.
Gentle tremors were felt all across Victoria at about 10:57 PM last night, prompting Victorians to take to Facebook and Twitter to report their experiences.
The quake, which was initially reported as 2.9-magnitude was soon upgraded to a 3.2.
— EMSC (@LastQuake) February 4, 2018
Earthquake felt in Royal Oak and in Victoria. Not big, but I sure in the hell didn't feel it. My daughter did though
— Allye (@merhaylamlee) February 4, 2018
— Scott McDonald (@ScottinVictoria) February 4, 2018
Was that a big truck or an earthquake a minute ago in Victoria?? 🤔
— Kristen (@kayquail) February 4, 2018
Clearly last night’s rumble was not significant enough to have caused any real damage, but this is another great reminder (like last month’s tsunami scare) to have an emergency plan prepared.
Upgraded to a 3.2 magnitude earthquake this evening centred below the northern tip of San Juan Island. Good reminder to Drop, Cover, Hold On, & have an emergency kit ready to sustain you and your family for a minimum of 72 hours.
— Central Saanich Fire (@CSaanichFire) February 4, 2018
Since we do live in a seismically active region, it’s especially important to not only receive emergency alerts as and when they occur, but to also know what to do in case disaster strikes.
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