UPDATE: Small earthquake shakes the North Okanagan

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NORTH OKANAGAN - A small earthquake shook parts of Vernon and Lumby today. 

Residents took to social media Thursday morning, Sept. 22, to share reports of houses shaking and the earth moving in areas of Vernon including East Hill, Harwood, and Middleton Mountain, as well as in Lavington and Lumby. The quake was felt around noon. 

According to Earthquakes Canada, the rumble was a 2.9 magnitude earthquake. 

"There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected," Earthquake Canada states. 

Approximate location of earthquake felt in the North Okanagan at about 12:07 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.
Approximate location of earthquake felt in the North Okanagan at about 12:07 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.
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— This story was updated at 1:48 p.m. Sept. 22, 2016, to include information from Earthquakes Canada. 


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