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Alberta: Fox Creek fracking operation closed indefinitely after earthquake


Fracking operation in Alberta. Photo: Tim Fraser/Postmedia News

Magnitude 4.8 quake rattles area, but no injuries or damage reported, energy regulator says

CBC News Jan 12, 2016

A hydraulic fracturing operation near Fox Creek, Alta., has been shut down after an earthquake hit the area Tuesday.

The magnitude 4.8 quake was reported at 11:27 a.m., says Alberta Energy Regulator, which ordered the shutdown of the Repsol Oil and Gas site 35 kilometres north of Fox Creek. Read the rest of this entry