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4.4-magnitude quake shakes up parts of northern Alberta

Earthquake Canada

Residents in northern Alberta may have eaten dinner at a rumbling table, Saturday night.

Natural Resources Canada recorded an earthquake about 36 kilometers east of the community of Fox Creek (about 250-km north west of Edmonton.)

The 4.4-magnitude quake was documented around 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening.

It is at least the third quake of similar magnitude in the area this year.

Two tremors were detected in January. The Alberta Energy Regulator and the Alberta Geological Survey have suggested both of the previous shakes may have been associated with multi-stage hydraulic fracturing.