The Earthquake Tracker is showing there was a 1.7 magnitude earthquake 26 km south of Sooke at 9:41 am Pacific time. In all likelihood, you felt nothing; if you felt something, leave us a comment.
— Earthquake Alerts (@QuakesToday) September 5, 2017
According to Quakekoso.com, more than 200 earthquakes are recorded each year on the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Although most are too small to be felt, an earthquake capable of structural damage can be expected to occur somewhere in the region about once every ten years.