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Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes one of Canada's most northerly communities

Monday, November 23rd 2020, 11:17 am - A magnitude 4.9 earthquake was reported in Canada's Arctic Sunday night, but how common is it actually for quakes to happen there?

A magnitude 4.9 struck near Resolute, Nunavut Sunday night at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There have been no reports of shaking or damage in this High Arctic hamlet, actually known as one of Canada's most northerly communities.


In the Canadian Arctic, there's really no subduction zone nearby, so how common is it for earthquakes to occur there?

Find out more with meteorologist Jaclyn Whittal in the video above.

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