4.4-magnitude earthquake recorded near Fox Creek

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

2nd earthquake this year near Alberta town, previous one linked to fracking

The earthquake was east of the Alberta town of Fox Creek. (Google Maps)

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. 


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