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.
Natural Resources Canada has reported a seismic event in the area affecting #Banff and surrounding region.— Banff Town (@Banff_Town) February 14, 2021
Earthquakes are rare in this area. The largest earthquake, a 6.0, was in 1918.
Well, that was heart-stopping. Short and intense tremor/earthquake(?) here in #Banff. All the neighbours outside asking if it was felt elsewhere.— Meghan J. Ward (@meghanjward) February 14, 2021
A huge shake and rumble ripped through #Banff a few minutes ago. Everyone’s wondering if it was an earthquake. They felt it in Canmore, too. Emergency vehicles now ripping around town.— Tim (@TimLCriddle) February 14, 2021
More to come