An earthquake was recorded just off the coast of Vancouver Island, near Oak Bay on Friday morning.
According to the United States Geological Survey and Earthquake Track, a 3.0-magnitude earthquake was recorded out in the Pacific Ocean about 6 kilometres northeast of the Oak Bay neighbourhood on the southern tip of Vancouver Island at approximately 8:45 a.m. PDT.
Initial reports had the earthquake recorded at a magnitude of 2.3, however, it was upgraded to a 3.0-magnitude quake shortly after 9 a.m.
The USGS says that the recorded quake hit at a depth of 21.4 km.
On social media, several people across the southern region of Vancouver Island claimed they could feel the shake.
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CHEK reporter April Lawrence said her “whole house just shook like a truck slammed into it.”
One CHEK viewer said they could feel the shaking over near the Esquimalt Lagoon, while another suggested it was felt as far away as the Shawnigan Lake area.
Others who interacted with CHEK on social media said they thought they had imagined the shaking before reading reports.
This is a developing story, more to come.