Friday 22 March, 2019

3.7 magnitude earthquake rattles Canadian province

A 3.7 earthquake struck in an area 17 kilometres northwest of Hampton in southern New Brunswick early Thursday morning according to Earthquake Canada.

Earthquakes Canada seismologist further revealed the earthquake was an "intraplate earthquake," a type that happened inside the tectonic plate, as opposed to an interplate earthquake, which occurs in areas at the edge of a tectonic plate.

Canadian media house CBC did not indicate that the quake caused any damages.

According to the CBC, the last major earthquake, a magnitude 5, hit the Miramichi area in the 1980s, the largest earthquake to have affected the Maritimes since 1929.

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