Current Conditions

Sunny
19.6°C

Small earthquake felt in Merritt

Houses rattled in Merritt during a small earthquake Friday night.
Image Credit: Earthquakes Canada
August 24, 2013 - 10:23 AM

MERRITT - No reports of damage after a 2.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the Merritt area Friday night.

The small quake happened at around 9:30 p.m.

The federal government agency Earthquakes Canada says the tremor in the Nicola Valley could be felt by people in Merritt.

There are reports some residents felt their houses shake a little bit during the earthquake.

There aren’t any reports of damage and Earthquake Canada says none are expected due to the size of the quake.

To contact the reporter for this story, email halexander@infotelnews.ca or call 250-491-0331.

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2013
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kelowna News
  • Comments
  • Body of missing Cache Creek fire chief found
    CACHE CREEK - The body of Clayton Cassidy has been found. Around 10:30 p.m. yesterday, May 27, members of the Ashcroft fire department found his body during a patrol of Cache Creek, accordin
  • TRENDING NOW: Instant karma for angry dog walker
    When crossing a street we all pay attention to a car pulling up to an intersection, but this man seems to get really riled up for some reason. Of course, his threatening behaviour is under c
  • No, Okanagan Lake will not peak this weekend
    If you’re confused about projections for what Okanagan Lake is going to do over the next few weeks, you’re not alone. The City of Penticton issued a media release yesterday, May
  • Trinket hunters blamed for targeting ghost town cemetery in southern B.C.
    COALMONT, B.C. - Someone is digging holes in the cemetery of a ghost town in southern British Columbia and a member of the local historical society believes it's the work of misguided treasure
  • UPDATE: Kamloops teen found
    UPDATE: 9:38 A.M., MAY 28, 2017 RCMP say the 18-year-old has been located. All personal information has been removed. 9:35 A.M., MAY 27, 2017 KAMLOOPS - Kamloops police are looking for a mis
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile