Two small earthquakes recorded near Princeton and Penticton

Two earthquakes were recorded in southern B.C. this afternoon.

The first happened around 2:20, when a magnitude 2.2 earthquake was recorded three kilometres south of Princeton by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The second was a 2.5 magnitude earthquake, recorded by Earthquakes Canada, which happened six kilometres east of Penticton at 4:45 p.m.

Trevor Allen with Earthquakes Canada, said there was no reports of any damage.

“We would generally tend to see an earthquake of this magnitude [near Penticton] a couple of times a year,” he said.

“The reason it was widely felt…is it was so close to the town, and was also a shallow event as well.

While small earthquakes are relatively common off the coast of British Columbia, they are quite rare in the interior.


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