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Shaking felt as 2.4-magnitude earthquake strikes near Langford
A 1.9-magnitude earthquake that struck near Langford Monday night was felt on the South Island. Nov. 27, 2017. (USGS)
A 2.4-magnitude earthquake struck the South Island Monday night, with many residents taking to Twitter to report shaking in their area.
The U.S. Geological Service reported the shaker struck just after 7 p.m., about six kilometres southwest of Langford at a depth of 21.8 kilometres.
It was first reported as a 1.9-magnitude earthquake, but the USGS later upgraded it to a 2.4-magnitude.
Multiple people reported feeling a light rumble on the West Shore, Sooke and Victoria.
Others said the tremor shook their entire house.
You bet! Shook the house!!— Donna andrew (@GrannyDonna07) November 28, 2017
Felt it on Bear Mountain!!— MrsBHV (@MrsBHV) November 28, 2017
Anyone else feel that? It felt like an earthquake here in Victoria. More of a thump than the usual wave though. #YYJ— Stella Fleming (@stellafleming23) November 28, 2017