Rocky Mountain House earthquake upgraded to 5.0 magnitude

According to EQ Canada, the quake had a depth of 10 km . No reports of damage, people there say they could feel light shaking after it struck at 9:23 pm

 

 

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake was confirmed in central Alberta Wednesday evening, according to Earthquakes Canada.

The quake happened around 9:23 p.m.

That magnitude was upgraded to 5.0 on the Richter scale by Earthquakes Canada on Thursday afternoon.

The upgrade means it was Alberta's second largest on record.

People in both Edmonton and Calgary reported feeling "weak shaking" on the Earthquake Canada website's scale of intensity.

Alberta’s energy regulator said Wednesday's earthquake was not connected to wells or drilling.  It pegged the epicentre nine kilometres below the surface, which is typically deeper than human-caused earthquakes.

There are no reports of damage at this time.

 

 

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