A 1.9 magnitude earthquake occured in Greater Victoria on Saturday morning. (Photo via Earthquake Canada)

Minor earthquake hits Greater Victoria Saturday morning

Earthquake ‘lightly felt’ in the area, Earthquake Canada says

A minor earthquake occurred in Greater Victoria on Saturday morning.

According to Earthquakes Canada, the 1.9 magnitude quake occurred just after 8 a.m. on March 28 and was “lightly felt in Greater Victoria.”

The earthquake had a depth of 35 kilometres and hit 11 kilometres north of Victoria.

There have been no reports of damage caused by the earthquake.

Those who felt the earthquake are asked to report on the Natural Resources Canada website, earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca.

READ ALSO: Earthquake with 4.4 magnitude hits off Vancouver Island north coast


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