If you felt rumbling near Victoria Friday night, it may have been a small magnitude-2.9 earthquake that hit near the San Juan Islands.
Seismologists from Natural Resources Canada say the small quake hit around 10 p.m. last night just 30-kilometers east of Victoria.
A few reports of the shaking from Washington and Vancouver Island have come in to seismologists.
More than 25 small quakes have occurred in the area during the past two days. The San Juan Islands area is described as a hotspot for small earthquakes.
Last night’s shake is said to not be part of the Episodic Tremor and Slip (ETS) Event usually blamed for multiple small quakes.
The event happens every 14 to 16 months and is when Vancouver Island, which sits on the Cascadia Subduction Zone, moves away from the rest of North America.
“These Earthquakes are out of sequence,” said Honn Kao, a seismologist from Natural Resources Canada.
“We expect to enter this (ETS) period later this summer or fall.