3.0-magnitude earthquake recorded off Gordon Head

A magnitude-3.0 earthquake was recorded off southern Vancouver Island Friday morning, about six kilometres northeast of Oak Bay and east of Gordon Head.

The earthquake was recorded about 8:45 a.m. according to the United States Geological Survey. The earthquake hit at a depth of 21.4 kilometres.

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Several residents across Greater Victoria reported on social media that they could feel the impact of the quake.

One Oak Bay resident wrote on the Oak Bay Local Facebook page: “That was the largest earthquake I have felt in a long time…over by Willows…and loud!!”

Someone else who lives near Estevan Village said the quake shook his old house.

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