Two earthquakes strike in Northwest Territories

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      Two tremblors rumbled in the Northwest Territories today.

      The first quake occurred at 10:33 a.m. local time (8:33 a.m. B.C. time) today (March 21).

      Earthquakes Canada reported it as a 4.5-magnitude seismic event while the U.S. Geological Survey measured it as 4.6-magnitude.

      The epicenter was located 92 kilometres (57 miles) west of Fort Good Hope and 211 kilometres (131 miles) east of Fort McPherson.

      While Earthquakes Canada reported the epicenter was located at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey stated it was at a depth of two kilometres (one mile).

      A second quake struck the Northwest Territories at 2:12 p.m. local time on March 21.
      U.S. Geological Survey

      It was followed by a second quake that hit at 2:12 p.m. local time (12:22 p.m. B.C. time).

      Both Earthquakes Canada and the U.S. Geological Survey measured it as a 4.0-magnitude quake while the U.S. Geological Survey,

      The epicenter was located 93 kilometres (58 miles) west of Fort Good Hope and 213 kilometres (132 miles) west of Fort McPherson.

      While Earthquakes Canada stated that the epicenter was at a depth of 3 kilometres (2 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey listed it as at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles).

      There were no reports of damage and none are to be expected.

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