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UPDATE: Trio of earthquakes recorded in Peace River region

UPDATE: Two additional earthquakes have been recorded near Reno. At 8:59 a.m. MDT, a 4.6-magnitude quake was detected, while a 3.8-magnitude one was recorded at 9:07 a.m. MDT. Along with the two additional events, the first earthquake was bumped up to a 4.5 magnitude from the preliminary 4.3. According to the government website, all three were felt, but no damage has been reported.

A preliminary report from Earthquakes Canada shows a 4.2 magnitude earthquake has been recorded 30 kilometres eastnortheast of Reno, Alberta.

It’s reported the quake was recorded 10 kilometres beneath the earth’s surface at 8:46 a.m. MDT on March 16th. The seismic event was recorded by the automatic detection system in the area and was felt by people in Grande Prairie.

A second 4.2 magnitude quake was detected earlier the same morning in the Dawson Creek region. According to Earthquakes Canada, the automatic detection system recorded the Dawson Creek event around 7:59 a.m. MST.

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Anyone who felt the earthquake is asked to report it to Earthquakes Canada.

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