4.4 Quake Shakes British Colombia

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake has shaken north eastern British Columbia, but no damage has been reported.

Honn Kao of the Geological Survey of Canada says the earthquake was 114 kilometres from the city of Fort St. John.

The tremblor was felt lightly in the community of Charlie Lake.

Kao says the earthquake was shallow and available data suggests its depth was about five kilometres.

Earthquakes in the region are not uncommon — Kao notes there was one of a similar magnitude last August.

He says federal scientists have yet to determine if there have been any aftershocks to the latest shaker.

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