Impolite awakening: 1.6-magnitude earthquake rouses residents from their sleep
The quake was detected three km east-northeast of Agassiz
Agassiz and Harrison residents that felt one thing go bump within the evening on Thursday can relaxation assured it wasn’t simply their creativeness.
At about 11 p.m. Thursday evening, there was a minor earthquake three km east-northeast of Agassiz. The temporary shake was 1.6 magnitude at a depth of three.9 km. In response to america Geological Survey (USGS), earthquakes of such a small magnitude usually are not normally detected by something or anybody besides a seismograph.
Space residents on social media responded with a mixture of shock, confusion and good-natured humour when discussing the “loud thump,” as some have described it.
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“So sorry; I fell off the bed,” joked one resident.
“I really acquired up as a result of i assumed somebody hit our home or one thing,” mentioned one other.
The USGS net web page for the quake said no members of the general public reported the earthquake and it was reviewed by a seismologist.
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