Moderate earthquake reported east of Peace River, Alberta, Thursday morning

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury as a result of the tremor.

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck 44 kilometres ESE of Peace River, Alta., Thursday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The earthquake occurred at 8:59 a.m. (MDT), and registered at a depth of 10 kilometres, the USGS said.

Earthquake ese of Peace River, Alberta - March 16, 2023

That earthquake was the stronger of two being reported in the area, with the first registering at a 4.8-magnitude just 13 minutes prior.

“We have received no reports of damage at this time,” stated Earthquakes Canada, adding that the earthquake was “lightly felt.”

Moderate earthquakes are not uncommon to the region. In November 2022, a series of earthquakes were reported in northern Alberta, with one of them being the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the province, registering at a magnitude-5.8.

Residents took to social media after feeling some shaking as far as Edmonton on Thursday:

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Those who felt the tremors can report their experience to Earthquakes Canada.

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