Earthquake strikes in northeast B.C. between Fort St. John and Alberta border, followed by aftershock

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      An earthquake has struck in northeastern British Columbia in proximity to the Peace River and the Alberta border.

      The quake struck today (November 29) at 5:27 p.m. at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles) about 22 kilometres (14 miles) east of Fort St. John and 49 kilometres (30 miles) north of Dawson Creek.

      The U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 4.2-magnitude seismic event while Earthquakes Canada reported it as a 4.5-magnitude quake with a depth of 5 kilometres (3 miles).

      According to Earthquakes Canada, it was felt in in Fort St. John, Taylor, Chetwynd, and Dawson Creek, but there have not been any reports of damage.

      Earthquakes Canada also reported a 4.0-magnitude aftershock at 6:15 p.m. with an epicentre 26 kilometres (16 miles) southeast of Fort St. John at a depth of 4 kilometres (2.5 miles).

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