Saskatchewan Earthquake Registers 3.8 Magnitude

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A map from Earthquakes Canada shows the location of the earthquake's epicentre. | Earthquakes Canada

YORKTON, Sask. — If you felt the earth move in southeastern Saskatchewan early Monday morning, Earthquakes Canada wants to hear from you.

Natural Resources Canada has confirmed a magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook an area southeast of Yorkton at 4:40 a.m.

Some people near the epicentre have reported on the Earthquakes Canada website that they felt weak to light shaking from the earthquake.

No damage has been reported.

Michal Kolaj, seismologist at Natural Resources Canada, says the impact of the earthquake was minor due to its shallow depth.

Cause not yet known

Researchers will now work to determine what caused it and hope anyone in the area who might have felt the tremor will contact Earthquakes Canada through its website.

"You might experience some light shaking,'' Kolaj said. "We wouldn't expect anything serious — some people would be able to sleep through it.''

In the past seven years the region has experienced seven different earthquakes — the largest reached a magnitude of 3.7 in 2013. (CTV Regina)

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