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A 4.2 magnitude earthquake strikes near Fort St. John

Earthquake attacked zone B.C. northeast Thursday after St. Near Jani Prison at noon 5:00. Pt

According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake originally was 4.2 and the epicenter was 22.4 kilometers southeast of Fort St. John

Persons at Fort St John, as well as Taylor, Chetwynd and Dawson Creek, reported a sensation of earthquakes in social media, but there is currently no report of harm.

Honon Kao, a researcher with a Canadian geological survey, said early data, suggesting that the earthquake had a relatively low depth, and this was probably the cause of the earthquake.

"This is definitely an event that the locals have felt quite a lot," Kao said. "Although this is a major event in the region, I do not think that it will cause significant losses."

Hydraulic cracks in the area

Although this is not confirmed, which caused this earthquake, Kao said B.C. The Oil and Gas Commission investigates whether an earthquake involves hydraulic fracturing operations in this area.

Hydraulic cracking or fracking is when water, sand and other chemicals are injected underground with very high pressure to leak deep slate of underground to produce natural gas.

"They will have to connect the place and time of this event with the injection procedure," Kao said.

The territory of this country is Western Alberta and Northeast B.C. – According to a study from the University of Alberta, there is a high level of earthquake-induced earthquakes.

With files from Johanna Wagstaffe

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