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Post by Kaere on Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:25 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/power-out-after-4-3-magnitude-earthquake-hits-central-alberta-1.2732266

I have never before heard of an earthquake in this area that's been reported. Says in the article that it's quite an unusual magnitude for hereabouts. Also mentions that some of the bigger earthquakes have been linked to oil & gas production.

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake hit central Alberta Saturday morning, according to Natural Resources Canada.

The agency's earthquake monitoring website says the earthquake hit at 9:28 a.m. MT and was lightly felt in Rocky Mountain House, a town of roughly 7,000 people that is located west of Red Deer between Edmonton and Calgary.

"There are no reports of damage, and none would be expected," the agency said on its website.
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Post by Rogue on Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:02 pm


Oh wow Kaere! Did you feel the earth move?
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Post by Kaere on Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:19 am

Heh, alas... no, I did not.

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Post by Rockhopper on Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:34 am

Not usual for there Ka. That bit of dirt is usually very stable. Maybe fracking had something to do with it?

NZ is used to 'quakes but not of the intensity of the ones that whacked Chch.

http://geonet.org.nz

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Post by Kaere on Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:51 am

Hmm... I can't be sure they do any fracking here, should look into it. Most activity is your ordinary kind of drilling and of course the oil sands but that's about eight hours northeast of the epicentre of this one.

We do have earthquakes here, it's quite close to the Rockies after all... it's just that they aren't generally reportable or felt.

I do tend to keep an eye on kiwi earthquakes Smile because of the whole pacific ring of fire thing, I grew up looking for connections... an earthquake there, will it affect here? what about Japan? etc etc... I can't imagine living with them being so frequent though - I've felt a few in my day but even so!

Nice link btw Smile
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Post by Agartha on Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:21 am

How are you people all still awake???????
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Post by Kaere on Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:29 am

lol... I woke up with my youngest who is not feeling well and I can't go back to sleep.
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Post by Agartha on Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:31 am

Awww poor little lad........hope he feels better soon ♥
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Post by Rockhopper on Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:11 am

Hear hear Ags, I hope he feels better very soon.

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Post by Kaere on Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:55 am

Thank you, he is feeling better Smile
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Post by Stirky on Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:06 am

Glad he is feeling better Kaere, they get over stuff so quickly don't they?!
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Post by Kaere on Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:20 am

Yup, sleep and cuddles with mum seems to cure a lot Smile
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Post by Stirky on Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:51 am

Very Happy
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Post by Rockhopper on Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:34 pm

@Kaere wrote:Yup, sleep and cuddles with mum seems to cure a lot Smile

Yep. Works for me too!  lol! 

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