06/02/2015 03:14 EDT | Updated 06/02/2016 05:59 EDT

Minor earthquake shakes central Alberta town of Rocky Mountain House; no damage

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, Alta. - Residents in west central Alberta had a shaky start to the day.

The Geological Survey of Canada says an earthquake happened around 8:30 a.m. near Rocky Mountain House.

The agency's Honn Kao (HAWN COW) says the quake was minor and shallow, with a depth of less than five kilometres.

He says it registered 3.5 on the Richter scale, with the epicentre about six kilometres northwest of town.

No damages have been reported.