Fox Creek awoke, January 23, to early morning social media rumblings and the paradigm disorienting aftershock of a 4.4 magnitude earthquake. According to initial reports, the quake’s hypocenter registered 30km from town, at 11:49 pm, January 22. For many, this was the first they’d ever heard about quakes in the area. But for a few, […]
Geologists, engineers, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and the Canadian Association for Petroleum Producers refer to these unusual, man-made earthquakes as anomalous induced seismicty. There were thirteen such events between December 01-06, 2013, according to Earthquakes Canada. Twice, activity registered in exactly the same spot. Crooked Lake Quakes – Dec 01-12, 2013. This map is interactive. […]
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AER seismologist discusses the Fox Creek earthquakes with CBC Radio
"We just want to manage this so it doesn't get any bigger,"AER seismologist. "We're really trying to understand this."
AER has been monitoring since 2008 and receiving near real-time data, from the area, since 2014.
Therefore, AER was aware of all activity since the original swarm in 2013 and since. They did not inform nor take action until after the 4.4 mag event became public.
AER seismologist admits, the regulator responded because the quake was reported as "felt." However, this particular event was NOT the first reported as felt. It was, however, the first reported by locals, the first discussed on social media and the first covered by mainstream media.
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