Earthquake south of the border felt in the Okanagan

An earthquake with an epicentre south of the Canada - U.S. border was felt in the Okanagan this morning, Sept. 1, 2015.
Image Credit: Earthquakes Canada

OKANAGAN - Did you feel the earth move this morning? If so, you’re not alone.

Natural Resources Canada’s Earthquakes Canada website is reporting a 4.3 magnitude earthquake, with an approximate epicentre east of Grand Coulee, Washington, struck around 9:40 a.m today, Sept. 1.

Natural Resources Canada reports the earthquake was lightly felt in Bridesville, Kelowna and Penticton. A report out of Bridesville said the quake shook the house and sounded like a semi-truck driving by, adding power lines waved up and down during the event, which lasted less than a minute.

No reports of damage have been reported, with none expected, Earthquakes Canada says.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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