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3.0 magnitude quake causes shaking in Greater Victoria

Aug 30 2012

A 3.0-magnitude earthquake, described as minor by local experts, caused some shaking in Greater Victoria but no recorded damage Wednesday afternoon.

Seismologist Garry Rogers from the Pacific Geoscience Centre said the quake hit at 3:20 p.m. and was concentrated about 10 kilometres northwest of Colwood, toward Sooke Lake.

The earthquake came from about 25 kilometres underground.

“It was felt pretty much throughout the area,” Rogers said. “We got reports from Sidney to Sooke to all over Greater Victoria.”

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