4.4 earthquake near Banff

Cascade Mountain (Jeremy Reimer photo)

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit Banff Saturday evening around 6:32 p.m. MT according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Natural Resources Canada is reporting a magnitude 3.9 earthquake.

The earthquake’s epic centre was near Cascade Mountain about five kilometres north of Banff.

Earthquakes are rare in this area. The largest earthquake, a 6.0, was in 1918.

More to come