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Earthquake Shakes Canmore and Banff, Size 4.4 Magnitude

It was felt by thousands of people in the Bow Valley

An earthquake shook the towns of Banff, Canmore and other areas in the Bow Valley. According to the USGS earthquake record it was a size 4.4 centred five kilometres north of Banff, 17.3 kilometres deep, at 6:33 p.m. MST. See here.

Update Feb. 14: Ice climbs appear fine on local mountains. See here for more info. 

Gripped editor Brandon Pullan is currently in the Bow Valley and reported the structure he’s in was shaking for a few seconds. In 2014, a size 2.7 was recorded in Banff, more here.

The coordinates of 51.226°N 115.556°W place it directly under Cascade Mountain. Heads up if you have ice climbing or skiing plans in western Alberta, especially around the town of Banff. This is breaking news, more to come. Pullan will share photos of the area first thing in the morning.