Small earthquake rumbles Greater Victoria

2.3 to 3.0 magnitude earthquake felt off Saanich Peninsula around 1:40 p.m. Monday

  • Jun. 16, 2014 9:00 a.m.
A small earthquake was noticeable across Greater Victoria around 1:40 p.m. Monday. The quake hit about six kilometres east of Cordova Bay

A small earthquake was noticeable across Greater Victoria around 1:40 p.m. Monday. The quake hit about six kilometres east of Cordova Bay

A small earthquake was lightly felt across Greater Victoria this afternoon around 1:40 p.m.

Natural Resource Canada pegged the earthquake, about six kilometres east of Cordova Bay, at 2.3 magnitude, while the U.S. Geological Survey is initially reporting a 3.0 magnitude quake.

Rumbling was lightly felt in Victoria, Sooke and Sidney. There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected, according to a statement on the Earthquakes Canada website (earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca).