UPDATE: Earthquake Hits Saint John Region

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:05 AM

There has been an earthquake in our region that rattled windows and some nerves

Earthquake Canada says the 3.8-magnitude earthquake happened shortly before 10am and was centred 19 kilometres west-northwest of Saint John.

The agency originally said it was a 3.7-magnitude quake with an epicentre 17 kilometres west-northwest of Hampton.

Grand Bay-Westfield Fire Chief Troy Gautreau tells us what he experienced.

"We received multiple calls to our station and we responded to one emergency call that turned out to be unfounded, people across the community felt a few moments of shaking and heard a very loud bang," says Gautreau.

He says they were in the fire station and heard a loud bang and at first thought a truck had slammed into their building.

Our newsroom had calls come in from Saint John, Grand Bay-Westfield and the surrounding areas about what caused the loud noise and shaking.

(Photo shows the approximate location of where the centre of Thursday's earthquake was located. Credit: Map data ©2019 Google)