Series of significant earthquakes reported in Northern Alberta

According to Earthquakes Canada, two 5.2-magnitude quakes and a 5.8-magnitude quake were reported Tuesday


Update*** Three more 4.0-magnitude earthquakes were recorded by the agency later Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning: at 11:16 p.m., at 11:33 p.m., and at 5:46 a.m. All were recorded in the same area northeast of Reno. 

Reno is located roughly 450 kilometres northwest of Edmonton. 

According to Earthquakes Canada, A series of earthquakes and aftershocks were reported in northern Alberta Tuesday evening.

Earthquakes Canada issued an alert for a 5.2 magnitude quake at 4:45 p.m. at a depth of four kilometres.

Another was issued for a 6.0 magnitude at 5:55 p.m. at a depth of two kilometres, but the magnitude was later adjusted to 5.8.

Later Tuesday night, Earthquakes Canada confirmed a total of three earthquakes occurred, with a magnitude 5.0 quake recorded at 4:50 p.m. shortly after the first event.

All three quakes occurred near Reno, which is about 40 kilometres south of Peace River.

Last week, the same area was struck by a 4.1 magnitude quake.

RCMP say there were no reports of any injuries.

A representative for the Alberta Energy Regulator's geological branch said Tuesday's seismic events are being investigated




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