We Prairie Province folks are surprised by very little – but we’d be lying if we said that the 4.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Western Alberta on Wednesday night didn’t have a few of us a tad rattled, lost and apparently, even kind of annoyed.
Recorded 37 kilometres northwest of Rocky Mountain House by Earthquakes Canada, the tremor hit around 9:30 pm and didn’t last very long – but rightfully had those local to pretty confused.
Heck, even people in Edmonton, Red Deer and other neighbouring communities said that they had also felt it – but this isn’t uncommon for an EQ about 10 km deep.
Luckily, no serious damage has been reported and no one was hurt physically.
Mentally though? Well, according to Twitter everyone is still fine – just completely baffled …. and a little bothered.
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Sorry, did we just experience an earthquake? In Alberta? What was that? I should drink less.
— DonCorleone (@NickPaisano) October 21, 2021
WTAF What The Actual Frack!
4.1-magnitude earthquake hits western Alberta | CBC News https://t.co/X6FhgHcDdJ
— Rad. (@The_Rad_Zone) October 21, 2021
@CANADAquakes my house just shook in Millet Ab. Was it an earthquake?
— aleta the witch 🧙♂️ (@aletaolsen) October 21, 2021
I two people I know told their houses shook. Did we have an earthquake ?
— ab (@ab3rr) October 21, 2021
So, ya, earthquake in AB. That’s a thing now 🤷🏻
— TheGreenMark (@ColinEwout) October 21, 2021
Ah hell no.
— Your Local Roblox Floofball (@YFloofball) October 21, 2021
Pardon me ?
— Barb (@Barbielynn01) October 21, 2021
#Alberta. Now with earthquakes. What next?
— Hugh in #YYC (@HmGinYYC) October 21, 2021
I DID! Anyone else? Crazy 🤯 #earthquake #Alberta https://t.co/bCbO3BcQOT
— Cst. Corinne Kline (@CstKline) October 21, 2021
Now it’s important to note that Earthquakes in Alberta aren’t new. While ones that we can actually feel are uncommon, they have been recorded throughout history and this isn’t something to worry too much about.
Lastly, if you’re among the many that felt it last night – report it! Earthquakes Canada asks that you fill out their questionnaire here to help them better understand seismic activity all over the country which is not only cool but important. Stay safe and stay grounded, friends!
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