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EARTHQUAKE FELT IN VIRDEN

Originally published May 20, 1909 Disturbance was quite Noticeable. Shaking Contents of Houses and Other Buildings.
135 - Earthquake - May 20, 1909

Originally published May 20, 1909

Disturbance was quite Noticeable.

Shaking Contents of Houses and Other Buildings.

On Saturday evening about 10:30 many of our citizens were surprised to feel a shock which suggested an earthquake or (as many thought) the passing in close proximity of some very heavy load. When the former was suggested next morning by some who felt the disturbance they were ridiculed but reports substantiate their suggestions. Slight earth tremors were distinctly perceptible in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the southern portion of Alberta.

This is the first occurence of this kind ever recorded in the history of Western Canada and much interest has been aroused by the experience of phenomena from which the northern part of the American continent has hitherto been immune.

However we have not heard of any damage being done except where some dishes were shaken from the shelves and broken. The fact that this is the first disturbance of the kind ever noticed in the west may be taken as an indication that it may never again be repeated and no uneasiness need be felt in reference to it.