A magnitude 4.2 earthquake just struck this B.C. city


View of Peace River valley from the Peace River Lookout near Fort St. John / Shutterstock

The U.S. Geological Survey has reported a magnitude 4.2 earthquake in northeastern B.C.

The shaking was first detected on Thursday, Nov. 29 just after 5 pm in the evening near Fort St. John. According to the agency, the earthquake’s epicentre was located 22 kilometres away from the city.

With that being said, Earthquakes Canada reports that the shaking could be felt in Fort St. John, Taylor, Chetwynd, and Dawson Creek; however, there are no reports of damage.

The cause of the earthquake is currently unknown.