Nov 29 2002
Quake shakes area

By Dan Ferguson
An earthquake measuring 3.1 on the open-ended Richter scale rattled plates, unbalanced hanging pictures and shook Lower Mainland residents awake Friday morning.
The Pacific Geoscience Centre in Victoria reports the initial tremor at 3:52 a.m. was followed by a less-intense aftershock measuring 1.8 at 3:56 a.m.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the ocean off South Delta and Point Roberts, 17 kilometres below the surface.
No serious damage or injuries were reported.
The last earthquake to occur in that area was a 3.1 magnitude event July 3.


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