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UPDATED: 3.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Bow Valley

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook the Bow Valley on Saturday (Feb. 13) evening. Around 6:30 p.m., buildings and homes started rumbling and the sound of a loud "boom" was reported.
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Location of a 3.9 magnitude earthquake five kilometeres north of Banff on Saturday (Feb. 13).

ALBERTA – A 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook the Bow Valley on Saturday (Feb. 13) evening.

Around 6:30 p.m., buildings and homes started rumbling and the sound of a loud "boom" was reported.

According to USGS, a website for real-time earthquake information, the earthquake hit five kilometres north of the mountain resort town of Banff.

While early reports pegged the quake at a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale, Natural Resources Canada later confirmed it was a 3.9 magnitude seismic event.

Canmore Fire Chief, Walter Gahler, confirmed on Twitter.

"Natural Resources confirms a 4.4 earthquake. No reports of damage in the Town of Canmore. Crews back in quarters on standby," he wrote.
 
The event lasted approximately five seconds.

The Town of Banff tweeted about the seismic event.

"Magnitude 4.4 earthquake in the #Banff region at 6:33 p.m. lasted a few seconds. No reports of damage locally."

In October 2014, Banff was hit by a 2.7 magnitude earthquake.

The Outlook will update this story as more information becomes available.