Micro-quakes detected in volcanic region of B.C.
Eruption unlikely, say seismologists
Scientists are studying a cluster of tiny earthquakes in a known volcanic zone in the B.C. Interior.
The Geological Survey of Canada counted more than 100 micro-earthquakes in the region about 100 kilometres west of Quesnel between last Wednesday and early Monday.
The quakes are deep in the Earth's crust and none have been felt, but seismologists noted they are just 20 kilometres from the Nazko Cone, which last erupted about 7,000 years ago.
They said the earthquakes may be related to magma movement or crustal stress, but there is no evidence to suggest a volcanic eruption is likely.