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3.3 Saanich, British Columbia, Canada-Victoria EARTHQUAKE, August 29, 2012 at 03:20:33 PM

3.3 Saanich, British Columbia, Canada Earthquake. Image and Data Credit USGS.

The USGS has reported a 3.3 magnitude earthquake has struck Saanich, British Columbia, Canada on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 03:20:33 PM . The epicenter was located approximately:


17 km (11 miles) W (273°) from Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
20 km (12 miles) WNW (292°) from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
37 km (23 miles) SSE (167°) from North Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada
94 km (58 miles) SSW (203°) from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

...at a depth of 23.2 km (14.4 miles). There were no significant injuries or damage reported at this point, Friendly Forecast will update this report as events unfold.

Saanich, British Columbia, Canada Shake Map

Saanich, British Columbia, Canada Earthquake Shake Map. The shake map image provides a metric of the percieved level of shaking in and around the area of the earthquake.

Did you feel it?

Communities around Saanich, British Columbia, Canada reported light shaking. Places that felt the quake are:
City: Victoria Intensity: II Responses: 22
City: North Cowichan Intensity: II Responses: 2
City: Sidney Intensity: III Responses: 3
City: Duncan Intensity: III Responses: 1
City: Cowichan Valley Intensity: III Responses: 3
City: Sooke Intensity: III Responses: 7
If you felt the quake you can report the quake here to the USGS.

What is a 3.3 magnitude earthquake?

3.0 – 3.9 Felt by a few or more people, some objects may sway, upper floors in high rise buildings feel the effect more and the sound is often associated with a large vehicle traveling down the road. Learn more about earthquakes...

Saanich, British Columbia, Canada Historical Earthquake Information

Saanich, British Columbia, Canada Earthquake Map 1990 to Present

Earthquake Magnitude Legend

The above metric shows historical earthquake activity for the Saanich, British Columbia, Canada region from 1990 to present.


Saanich, British Columbia, Canada Earthquake Map current year

Earthquake Magnitude Legend

The image above shows historical earthquake activity for the Saanich, British Columbia, Canada region for the past year.


Seismic Hazard

Saanich, British Columbia, Canada Earthquake Hazard Map

The Seismic Hazard Map above shows the likelihood of an earthquake to move the ground and effect buildings. The higher the hazard the greater the risk.

We would like to hear from you

If you have felt the Saanich, British Columbia, Canada earthquake, observed any damage or have any information pertaining to the earthquake we would like to hear about it. Please feel free to leave a comment below and share your experiences with us and others. All comments are moderated.

You can read the full source Saanich, British Columbia, Canada earthquake details here via the USGS.

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There are 5 comments
jordan – saanich
August 30, 2012 - 13:18
Subject: damage

One of my house's window was cracked

Paul St.Denis – Sannichton
August 29, 2012 - 23:16
Subject: Earthquake.

I was at work and had never felt an earthquake before as I am from Thunder Bay. But it felt like a semi truck had smashed into our building. The building shook the ground shook but only for about 3 seconds.

Diane Harzan – 808 Kimberly Pl Saanich/Victoria
August 29, 2012 - 21:59
Subject: Earthquake today at 1520

It was like a blast and the house shook. I did not feel any after shocks.

Joanne – Crofton
August 29, 2012 - 18:49
Subject: earthquake august 29 2012

I was quietly reading when I thought I noticed the sound of an approaching large vehicle, then I felt the shake. Small, but strong enough to know it was an earthquake.

Darshan – Victoria BC
August 29, 2012 - 17:20
Subject: Felt it

I felt a jolt and heard a noise. I thought it was my neighbor moving furniture.

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