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Minor earthquake rattles Prince George

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake shook Prince George Wednesday afternoon. There are no reports of major damage or injuries and none are expected. The earthquake occurred shortly after 3 p.m.; was centred 27 kilomeres southwest of the city and was at a depth of five kilometres. More information is available from Natural Resources Canada.


Important things to keep in mind:

  • Stay calm.
  • Check around you for any fallen objects, debris or broken glass. Move carefully.
  • Tune to your local radio or television station. If there is need for further action in your community, local authorities will provide the necessary instructions.
  • Do NOT call 9-1-1 to report the earthquake.
  • If you felt the earthquake, report it it here. Always reserve 9-1-1 for life safety issues.
  • Aftershocks could occur – continue to drop, cover and hold on whenever you feel one.

Preparing for earthquakes:

Earthquakes can’t be predicted. Take the following steps to stay safe:

For more information on how to prepare for earthquakes, visit PreparedBC.


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