Minor 3.7-magnitude earthquake hits northern New Brunswick

A 3.7-magnitude earthquake hit a small community in northern New Brunswick, according to Earthquakes Canada. The agency said the earthquake hit just after 9:45 a.m. in the Gloucester and Restigouche counties, about 16 kilometres west of Petit Rocher. There are…

Alberta Energy Regulator restricts fracking near Brazeau dam following earthquake

The Alberta Energy Regulator is moving to restrict oilfield fracking activity near the Brazeau Reservoir in east central Alberta as a precaution following a 4.3 magnitude earthquake south of the area in March. The AER says hydraulic fracturing operations targeting…

Philippines earthquake kills at least 8, dozens feared trapped in flattened buildings

MANILA – At least eight people were killed when a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the Philippines’ main island of Luzon on Monday and officials feared dozens could be trapped in the rubble of a collapsed commercial building. READ MORE: Earthquakes…

Fracking likely to blame for earthquake near Sylvan Lake

March 6 2019 8:02pm Monday’s quake near Sylvan Lake was likely triggered by fracking, according to officials. As Christa Dao reports, while there were no injuries or damage, one geoscientist said there is cause for concern. ‘ }); } else…

AER orders Vesta Energy Ltd. to stop fracking ops immediately after Sylvan Lake earthquake

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has ordered Vesta Energy Ltd. to suspend its operations at a well site near Sylvan Lake on Tuesday after Monday’s earthquake. AER said Vesta contacted the corporation on March 4 at 6:20 a.m. saying that…