Residents in Victoria may have felt a small earthquake that struck south of the city Sunday morning.
The United States Geological Survey says the 3.3-magnitude quake struck in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, 28 kilometres south-east of Victoria.
Both those in the U.S. and on Vancouver Island reportedly felt the small earthquake. It struck at a depth of 23.1 kilometres just before 6 a.m.
The quake did not cause any damage or trigger a tsunami due to its size.
Some on the south-Island report waking up to shaking.
As Victoria sits near the subduction zone of the Juan de Fuca plate under the North American Plate, earthquakes do occur in the region.
Approximately 400 earthquakes occur each year in southwestern B.C. — one of the most seismically active regions in Canada.
— Did you feel the quake? email us at [email protected] with what happened.