Rolla, ND Earthquake, May 1909


An earthquake shock was felt last Saturday night abut 10 o'clock thruout [sic] Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and the Western Part of Montana. At Rolla the shock was distinctly perceptible, but few fully realized that the tremor was produced by an earthquake. The editor of the STAR was at home reading the at the time of the shock and felt a sensation similar to that produced by a thunder bolt, but did not suppose that it was caused by a seismic disturbance. This is believed to be the first shock ever felt in this part of the globe and is supposed to have originated in a region quite remote.

Turtle Mountain Star, Rolla, ND 13 May 1909