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Earthquake? Anyone else feel the building shake?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by milquetoast, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    Walls just shook for a second. I'm in Victoria, BC. August 29, 2012 about 3:15pm.

    Edit: probably this? 3.1 magnitude earthquake 9km from Langford, BC.

    M3.1 Earthquake
    2012-08-29 15:20:33 UTC-07:00 at epicenter

    9km (6mi) NW of Langford, Canada
    11km (7mi) NW of Colwood, Canada
    19km (12mi) WNW of Victoria, Canada
    32km (20mi) SSE of Duncan, Canada
    38km (24mi) S of North Cowichan, Canada

  2. the mechanic

    the mechanic Active Member

    ... can't say that i did. a victoria-only quake maybe?
  3. Bine

    Bine Full Member

    I live in Vancouver so I wouldn't feel a 3.1 over here.
  4. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    True, but I don't have a Victoria based forum to go to when I'm on the island so I share here :p. They upgraded it to a 3.3 moment magnitude EQ and re-evaluated the distance.
  5. Bine

    Bine Full Member

    Sometimes we feel the odd shake from one on the island. The last one I felt over here was the Seattle one about ten years ago.
  6. Night Of GuardianS

    Night Of GuardianS Active Member

    No shake here in Vancouver
  7. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    I remember that one, I missed it because my class was on a field trip to Mt. Seymour.
  8. Night Of GuardianS

    Night Of GuardianS Active Member

    Only time I felt an earthquake was in late 2000 or early 2001. When there was an earthquake in Oregon. Really felt that one. I was in grade 9, in a class, in a portable. At first I thought someone was shaking the portable, then I realized it was an earthquake. It was scary.

    CBC NEWS August 29, 2012 3:42PM
    A minor earthquake has shaken southern Vancouver Island.
    The Pacific Geosciences Centre reports that the tremor, which occurred at 3:20 p.m. PT, had preliminary magnitude of 3.0 and was centred 20 kilometres west of Victoria.
    The quake occurred about 25 kilometres underground, a centre spokesman said.
    No injuries or damage has been reported.

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