Small earthquake felt near Elkford

No damage reported, and none expected as small 2.9 Magnitude tremor reported by Natural Resources Canada.

A small 2.9-scale earthquake was reported near Elkford on Wednesday evening.

A small 2.9-scale earthquake was reported near Elkford on Wednesday evening.

A small 2.9 earthquake in the Elk Valley was reported by Natural Resources Canada as the tremor occurred just after 9 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

Specifically, the epicentre was pinpointed to be 13 kilometres south-southeast of Elkford.

Natural Resources Canada states that the quake was lightly felt in Sparwood and Elkford, however, no damage was reported and none is expected.

A small 3.0 Magnitude quake was felt 19 kilometres east of Vernon a week ago with no damage.

According to historical data from the NRC, the most recent largest earthquake in the region was reported just across the U.S. border near Sandpoint in 2015 that registered a Magnitude 4.0.