Alleged earthquake causes power outages in southeast Sask. Thursday night

Reports are suggesting a 4.1 earthquake in the Esterhazy area caused a power outage Thursday night.

Affected areas included Esterhazy, Whitewood, Wapella, Stockholm, Rocanville, Tantallon, Spy Hill, Moosomin and surrounding areas.

Darlene from Gerald, which is about 88 kilometers southeast of Yorkton, called the GX94 morning show in Yorkton on Friday and said her and her husband noticed the quake instantly.

“My husband and I were just sitting down to watch TV and we actually felt our house rock from north to south, we’ve had several tremors before, but this one really felt like a rocking boat,” she said.

“That was one of the biggest we’ve ever felt, and yet our next door neighbors never felt a thing,” Darlene also said.

The epicentre was somewhere near Gerald, where Mosaic’s K-2 potash mine is located, but the company’s Sarah Fedorchuk said it caused no problems to the operation.

SaskPower crews were sent to those communities around 9:00 p.m. Thursday night, on their Twitter account the Crown says power was restored around 11:00 p.m..

It’s not known how many communities felt the alleged earthquake.


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