Earthquake felt near Esterhazy

February 1, 2012 - 11:05am Updated: February 1, 2012 - 3:17pm
Screengrab of google maps showing the area where the earthquake was felt.
Screengrab of google maps showing the area where the earthquake was felt.

An earthquake near Esterhazy struck early Wednesday morning just before 2:30 a.m., recorded by the US Geological Survey as a 3.3 magnitude quake.

It happened near the Mosaic Potash Mine between Yarbo and Gerald -- the mines were not damaged, and no one was hurt.

Kevin Hruska lives near the village of Gerald, and was laying in bed just before 2:30 a.m. frustrated at not being able to sleep.

"There's a couple cabinets beside the bed and the doors rattled on them and then we have french doors and they ratted a little bit," he said, adding he wasn't too shocked by the event since they've been happening roughly once a year because of a nearby mine.

"My wife was snoring away like a freight train, and boy did it wake her up."

If you felt anything let us know by calling the CJME newsroom at 546-6397.

Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad and Jared Knoll.

Map's blue pin shows exact location of earthquake (50.681°N, 101.866°W) as identified by U.S. Geological Survey. The green pin shows the general location of Hruska.

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