A minor earthquake off the coast of Vancouver Island shook Greater Victoria late Friday evening.
According to Earthquakes Canada seismologist John Cassidy, the 2.5-magnitude quake occurred beneath San Juan Island – about 25 kilometres east of Sidney on the Washington side of the border – just after 9 p.m. on Oct. 30.
Did you feel shaking on southern #VancouverIsland just after 9 p.m. tonight?
That was a small (M 2.5) earthquake beneath San Juan Island, about 25 km to the east of #Sidney.
PNSN details: https://t.co/fFG2JKGnPd
Report shaking in Canada: https://t.co/D3eZJ1aqO0 pic.twitter.com/PcQ42exjVx
— John Cassidy (@earthquakeguy) October 31, 2020
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network reported that the small quake had a depth of 11.1 kilometres and hit 30 kilometres from Victoria. By 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, more than 20 people had reported feeling the earthquake – 18 in Washington, three in Sidney and one in Victoria.