Second earthquake in Abbotsford and Mission in less than 36 hours

The latest one was recorded at 4:39 a.m. on Saturday

  • Aug. 29, 2015 12:00 p.m.

The star marks where two minor earthquakes have taken place in Abbotsford in the last two days.

The second minor earthquake in less than 36 hours took place early Saturday morning in the Abbotsford-Mission area.

The 2.6 magnitude tremor was recorded at 4:39 a.m. in an area five kilometres east of Mission and seven kilometres north of Abbotsford.

This is the same area in which a 2.4 magnitude tremor occurred on Thursday at 7:07 p.m.

Both of these tremors were smaller than an earthquake recorded on July 5 in Abbotsford. That quake measured 3.3 on the Richter Scale and was centred about seven kilometres southeast of the city.

Dozens of people were posting on social media that this morning’s tremor woke them up, and they could feel their house shake.

“Loud bang and shook the house. I thought a tree had hit (the) house with high winds,” wrote one woman.

 

 

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