Earthquake In Coalmont

There was quite a shake here on Friday evening at 9:30 p.m. and it had many people wondering what was going on. It was indeed an earthquake. We don’t get a lot of those so close to here, but this one was 4 km northeast of Coalmont and 5 km down. It registered 2.9. You can get exact details about it from Earthquakes Canada by going to this page: Earthquake Details (2017-08-18).

People here described it as a loud bang that shook the house. Nothing was felt or reported from Princeton, but Tulameen was also effected.

B.C. is considered a high-risk earthquake zone. There have been 72 earthquakes in the last 30 days and almost two thousand in the last year. It is a good idea to be prepared by knowing what to do in event of an emergency. This site gives excellent advice on earthquake emergency preparedness.   §

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