Earthquake rattles Vancouver Island

Many were shaken out of bed Tuesday night just before midnight when an earthquake struck Vancouver Island.

Many were shaken out of bed Tuesday night just before midnight when an earthquake struck Vancouver Island.

The quake has been measured at between 4.3 and 4.8 on the Richter scale.

It struck at 11:40 p.m., and was centred in Sidney.

Natural Resources Canada lists the magnitude at 4.3 while the U.S. Geological Survey lists the strength of the quake at 4.8 on the Richter scale.

People from across the Island and on the Mainland took to social media to report rattling windows and Christmas ornaments.