Mild 3.1 earthquake hits B.C.’s southern Okanagan region

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake was felt in parts of British Columbia’s Interior Monday afternoon.

Earthquakes Canada said it happened at 2:07 p.m., about seven kilometres northwest of Oliver, which is 390 kilometres east of Vancouver.

The agency said the earthquake was “lightly felt” in Oliver, and the nearby communities of Okanagan Falls, Penticton and Kaleden.

It said there are no reports of damage and none would be expected as a result of the small quake.

British Columbia’s earthquake and tsunami guide says there are an average of 3,000 quakes reported in the province every year.

The guide says most of them are too small to be felt, but tremors strong enough to cause structural damage typically happen once every 10 years.

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