Those who took to the mountains to celebrate either the long weekend or Valentine’s Day got far more than just fresh air and room service; they also got hit with a 3.9 magnitude surprise on Saturday evening! If you were one of the “lucky” few, then you already know this, but Banff, Alberta actually got hit with an unsuspected earthquake, proving once again that this is Mother Nature’s world, we’re just living on it.
According to several publications, this was confirmed by Tami Mulder, a seismologist with the Geological Survey of Canada. In a statement to the CBC, she said that visitors and residents alike would have felt a slight rumbling around 6:33 pm on February 13th.
Earthquake in Banff? Could cross two things off the bucket list at once apparently
— Jeff Gill (@Jeff_Gill) February 14, 2021
God damn, had an earthquake in Banff last night. We don’t get earthquakes like rarely ever. Wild. That’s only a few hours away.
— Swayze Music (@SwayzeMusicRd) February 14, 2021
was there really an earthquake in Banff yesterday ….. an hour away from my HOUSE — ☀︎︎☽ (@angelbabyaries1) February 14, 2021
An earthquake occurred yesterday in Alberta in Banff, which’s a bit unnerving. Been thinking that the earthquakes have been getting progressively closer and closer to the Calgary area……
— Yeah, I’m a Final Boss, Jaymonius (@Jaymonius) February 15, 2021
An Earthquake in Banff? Isn’t that some 2020 shit right there? — #StayHome (@WpgSportsNerd) February 14, 2021
Will people, be on edge for a while? Probably, but luckily as of right now, no one reported any injuries and there was hardly any damage. This includes homes and businesses in the area, and for that, we can be thankful!
Although these things aren’t felt very often, Saturday’s incident definitely wasn’t the first and it likely won’t be the last. The last time Banff was hit with an earthquake was 6 years ago, but at a magnitude of 3.1, it was far less “earth-shattering” than even this one was.
Honestly, we’re just glad that everyone is okay. This really does just goes to show that anything can happen, especially in 2021, so expect the unexpected, friends!