An earthquake of 4.4 magnitude was recorded east of the Alberta town of Fox Creek.

The earthquake happened at 5:57 p.m. MT on Saturday, according to Natural Resources Canada.

It's the second earthquake near the town this year. The first, recorded on Jan. 22, was also a 4.4-magnitude quake. 

At the time, Alberta's provincial energy regulator said the earthquake was likely caused by hydraulic fracturing.

Fox Creek, a town of about 2,000 people in northern Alberta, is largely sustained by oil and gas development.